DUMBO Historic District

STATUS Designated Historic District

DUMBO (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass)

DATE: 1850

STYLE: Greek Revival to reinforced concrete

Brooklyn Concrete DUMBO Greek Revival

Designated December 18, 2007

The DUMBO Historic District has approximately 91 buildings. The earliest commercial structures in the district are from the 1850s. The neighborhood became increasingly industrial in the decades following the Civil War. Due to it’s transformation from residential to industrial there is a wide range of architectural styles and materials from Greek Revival to reinforced concrete. One of the main attractions of DUMBO is the extant tracks from the old Trolly car still peeking through the cobble-stone streets.

STATUS Designated Historic District

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DUMBO became increasingly industrial in the decades following the Civil War. Due to it’s transformation from residential to industrial there is a wide range of architectural styles and materials from Greek Revival to reinforced concrete. One of the main attractions of DUMBO is the extant tracks...

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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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“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