Prospect Heights Historic District

STATUS Designated Historic District

Prospect Heights

DATE: 1850-early 20th Century

STYLE: Italianate, Second Empire, Neo-Grec, Renaissance, Romanesque Revival

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Designated June 23, 2009

The Prospect Heights Historic District includes approximately 850 buildings, predominately single-family row houses and apartment buildings, constructed mostly from the mid-19th to early 20th century. The oldest buildings in the district date from the 1850s. The district contains a variety of architectural styles common during this period including Italianate (some with Second-Empire elements), Neo-Grec, and Renaissance and Romanesque Revival.

STATUS Designated Historic District

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Local Voices

“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