Bedford Historic District

STATUS Designated Historic District


ARCHITECT: Montrose W. Morris among others

DATE: 1870-1900

STYLE: Italianate, Neo-Grec, Queen Anne, Romanesque Revival, and Renaissance Revival

Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn

Designated December 8, 2015

*The 15 years from the late 1870s to the early 1890s marked a virtually uninterrupted period of row house construction in the district, during which almost 90% of its houses were built. This concentration of row houses within such a small area, constructed within such a brief period of time, is one of the remarkable features of the Bedford Historic District, which is a rare showcase for the rapid changes in row house fashion during these years.

*Excerpt from the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s Bedford Designation Report

STATUS Designated Historic District

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Bedford-Stuyvesant

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

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“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

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“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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