South Street Seaport Historic District and Extension

STATUS Designated Historic District

South Street Seaport

DATE: 1825-35

STYLE: Federal, Greek Revival

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Designated May 10, 1977
Extended July 11, 1989

The city’s historic past as the nation’s major port, particularly after the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, is preserved in this district. The centerpiece is Schermerhorn Row’s collection of early 19th-century warehouses and counting houses. These three- and four-story structures were built in the Federal style with high-pitched roofs creating ample storage space. Elsewhere in the district, numerous Greek Revival warehouses, lofts, and other commercial buildings replaced those lost in the great fire of 1835.

 

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