Public School 9 Annex

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

251 Sterling Place

ARCHITECT: James W. Naughton

DATE: 1895

STYLE: Romanesque Revival

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Public School 9 Annex, built in 1895, is a large and imposing brick and sandstone building designed with a combination of Romanesque Revival and classical features. Standing on the northeast corner of Sterling Place and Vanderbilt Avenue in Prospect Heights, the building is directly across Vanderbilt Avenue from the original Public School 9 (now P.S. 111).

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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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...

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