Bedford-Stuyvesant/Stuyvesant Heights Historic District and Extension

STATUS Designated Historic District

Bedford-Styvesant/Stuyvesant Heights

DATE: Late 19th Century

STYLE: Chateauesque, Gothic, Renaissance

Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn Chateauesque Renaissance

Designated September 14, 1971
Extended April 16, 2013

The Bedford-Stuyvesant/Stuyvesant Heights Historic District and Extension, has approximately 825 buildings. The district is diverse including row houses, two-family residences, small apartment houses and institutional and religious buildings. The main construction period was late 19th century. The architecture ranges from quaint wood frame house to the larger Chateauesque style which includes combining Gothic and early Renaissance elements.

Bedford-Stuyvesant was a 2011 Six To Celebrate neighborhood. HDC worked closely with the Bedford Stuyvesant Society for Historic Preservation to promote Bed-Stuy’s historic architecture.

STATUS Designated Historic District

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The Bedford-Stuyvesant community in northwest Brooklyn is a residential area, home to ornate rows of brownstones, early middle-class apartment buildings and several institutional structures. Bedford-Stuyvesant is characterized by its wide, tree-covered avenues and low-scale residences; generally only church spires and school towers rise taller than...

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Local Voices

“I don’t know what the City would be without HDC. [They] testified before LPC time after time and helped us focus on the right issues. We would not be an historic district without HDC! ”

Doreen Gallo: DUMBO Neighborhood Alliance

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“Use HDC as a resource because they know what they are doing and can offer advice on how to go about creating a district from every front: architectural, political, LPC, and the media. I had floundered prior to my involvement with this invaluable organization.”

Fern Luskin: Lamartine Place Historic District; Friends of Lamartine Place & Gibbons Underground Railroad Site

Local Voices

“HDC provided guidance and shared information during that process—we knew which Council members were going one way or another and we changed a few minds. I don’t think NoHo would have had as cohesive a district had it not been for HDC’s aid.”

Zella Jones: NoHo Historic District; NoHo East; and NoHo Extension

Local Voices

“I remember Richard saying at a meeting, we have someone here from HDC, Nadezhda Williams, Director of Preservation and Research, to help us. She said to us, ‘You are not the only ones going through this.’ HDC included us in an enormous community”

Erika Petersen: West End Preservation Society

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