Designated October 19, 1993
The Jackson Heights Historic District was built primarily between 1914 and 1939, is the nation’s first and largest planned cooperative and garden apartment community. Brick structures in a mixture of sizes from single-family homes to large apartment buildings exhibit a number of revival styles including Tudor, Italianate, Mediterranean and Georgian Revival.
Jackson Heights was made a Six to Celebrate neighborhood in 2011 in an effort to expand the district.
STATUS Designated Historic District
The Jackson Heights Historic District was built primarily between 1914 and 1939, is the nation’s first and largest planned cooperative and garden apartment community. Brick structures in a mixture of sizes from single-family homes to large apartment buildings exhibit a number of revival styles including...Explore the Neighborhood >
“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