Designated June 29, 1999
Extended May 2008
While a few early 19th-century Federal houses still remind us that this was once a residential neighborhood, over one hundred buildings attest to the area’s commercial history from the early 1850s into the early 20th century.
Retail and wholesale dry goods establishments were housed in ornate store-and-loft buildings like the 1874 Brooks Brothers store. Turn-of-the-century office buildings as well as modest twentieth-century commercial structures complete the district. The Bayard-Condict building (1897-99) is the only structure designed by Louis Sullivan in New York City.
STATUS Designated Historic District
“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