Designated July 13, 1976
Bronx County Courthouse
851 Grand Concourse
Block 2468, Lot 1.
Constructed between 1931 and 1934, the Courthouse was the work of architects Max Hausle and Joseph H. Freedlander, in collaboration with noted sculptors and artisans. The Bronx County Courthouse, designed in a style which combines boldly modern massing with neo-classic elements, is an exceptionally impressive example of the publically funded architecture of this period. In honor of the occasion Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia officially transferred the seat of municipal government for three days from City Hall to the Bronx County Courthouse.
* Excerpt from the Landmarks Preservation Commission Bronx County Courthouse
STATUS Designated Individual Landmark
“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
“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
“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
“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