Cobble Hill Historic District and Extension

STATUS Designated Historic District

Cobble Hill

ARCHITECT: William Field & Son

DATE: 1830-40; 1870

STYLE: Greek Revival

Brooklyn Cobble Hill Greek Revival

Designated December 30, 1969
Extended June 7, 1988

Cobble Hill has 1830s and 40s Greek Revival row houses, some of the first major development in the area, are part of this district. Workingmen’s Cottages, designed by William Field & Son in the 1870s, are some of the first planned low-income housing in the nation.

STATUS Designated Historic District

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“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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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