Bronx Borough Landmarks Preservation Committee


A coalition to preserve the historic treasures of The Bronx. This group is comprised of Bronx residents who work together to preserve historic places with architectural or cultural value in The Bronx. The group works as a space for sharing ideas and for hearing preservation challenges from all neighborhoods.

 

Meet the chairs:
Samuel Brooks is the president of the Mott Haven Historic Districts Association.He was born in Honduras and moved to Mott Haven in the 1970s. He remains an active social leader in the field of preservation in The Bronx.

Contact him at: Mhhda442(at)gmail.com

Roland Lopez is a retired NYPD detective and resident of the Longwood Historic Districts, where he has lived his entire life. Roland is member of Community Board Two, where he is engaged with land use and public health issues.

Contact him at: Lopezr1790(at)yahoo.com

Some Individual Landmarks in The Bronx:

Name: St. Ann’s Church and Graveyard
Architect: Unknown
Architectural Style: Vernacular, Gothic, Greek Revival
Designation Date: 6/9/1967
Address: 295 St Ann’s Avenue

Name: Rainey Memorial Gates
Architect: Charles A. Platt
Architectural Style: N/A
Designation Date: 1/11/1967
Address: Concourse Entrance

Name: Rockefeller Fountain
Architect: Unknown
Architectural Style: N/A
Designation Date: 2/20/1968
Address: 2300 Southern Boulevard

Name: Poe Cottage
Architect: Unknown
Architectural Style: Wood frame farm cottage
Designation Date: 2/15/1966
Address: 2640 Grand Concourse

Name: Gould Memorial Library, New York University
Architect: McKim Mead and White and Stanford White
Architectural Style: N/A
Designation Date: 2/15/1966
Address: 2060 Sedgwick Avenue

Name: Hall of Fame, New York University
Architect: McKim Mead and White and Stanford White
Architectural Style: N/A
Designation Date: 2/15/1966
Address: 2030 Sedgwick Avenue

Name: Hall of Languages, New York University
Architect: McKim Mead and White and Stanford White
Architectural Style: N/A
Designation Date: 2/15/1966
Address: 2050 Sedgwick Avenue

Name: Hall of Languages, New York University
Architect: McKim Mead and White and Stanford White
Architectural Style: N/A
Designation Date: 2/15/1966
Address: 2050 Sedgwick Avenue

Name: Fordham University Chapel ( St. John’s Church)
Architect: William Rodrigue
Architectural Style: Neo-Gothic
Designation Date: 8/18/1970
Address: 441B East Fordham Road

Name: St. John’s Residence Hall (Fordham University)
Architect: Unknown
Architectural Style: N/A
Designation Date: 8/18/1970
Address: 405 East Fordham Road

Name: Varian House
Architect: Unknown
Architectural Style: Vernacular Georgian
Designation Date: 3/15/1966
Address: 3266 Bainbridge Avenue

Name: Lorillard Snuff Mill
Architect: Unknown
Architectural Style: Utilitarian/Industrial
Designation Date: 4/19/1966
Address: 32855 Bronx Park East

Name: Fort Schuyler
Architect: Cpt. I. L. Smith
Architectural Style: N/A
Designation Date: 4/19/1966
Address: Ft Schuyler Park

Name: Bartow-Pell Mansion
Architect: Unknown
Architectural Style: N/A
Designation Date: 2/15/1966
Address: Pelham Bay Park

Name:Christ Church
Architect: R. Upjohn & Sons
Architectural Style: High Victorian Gothic
Designation Date: 1/11/1967
Address: 5040 Henry Hudson Pkwy E

Name:Van Cortlandt Mansion
Architect: Unknown
Architectural Style: Dutch Colonial
Designation Date: 3/15/1966
Address: Broadway

Name:Riverdale Presbyterian Church
Architect: James Renwick Jr.
Architectural Style: Gothic Revival
Designation Date: 4/19/1966
Address: 4759 Henry Hudson Pkwy W

Name: Duff House
Architect: Unknown
Architectural Style: N/A
Designation Date: 4/19/1966
Address: 4767 Henry Hudson Pkwy W

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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

Local Voices

"HDC has begun a series of projects to highlight the Bronx's architectural and cultural history. From booklet's and research highlighting specific sites and historic districts to the HDC's symposium in October 2018 to the latest community-based committee to look into further possible sites to qualify for landmarking, the HDC has established projects that will serve the Bronx community well."

Elena Martinez
City Lore, Folklorist
Bronx Music Heritage Center, Co-Artistic Director

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"Welcome2TheBronx is grateful for the advocacy done by the Historic Districts Council on behalf of the people of The Bronx. Through their deep connections and understanding of the importance of preserving our local histories, The Bronx has been able to have several spotlights shown on endangered communities as gentrification creeps into the borough."

Ed García Conde,
founder and Executive Director,
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