Proposed Conference House Park Archaeological Site

LP-2648 Conference House Park Archaeological Site – 298 Satterlee Street ITEM PROPOSED FOR PUBLIC HEARING An approximately 20-acre site within Conference House Park that is associated with over 8,000 years of occupation by Native American people and contains important archaeological resources. The Historic Districts Council enthusiastically supports the proposed designation of the Conference House Archaeological […]

New York Public Library, Harlem Branch – 9 West 124th Street

The Historic Districts Council is the citywide advocate for New York’s historic buildings and neighborhoods. HDC has long been interested in the preservation of New York City’s remarkable collection of public buildings, especially its libraries and schools. Often the grandest structure in its immediate area, New York City’s historic libraries and school buildings announced the […]

Proposed Dorrance Brooks Square Historic District

The Historic Districts Council is the citywide advocate for New York’s historic neighborhoods. We’ve long been interested in extending landmark protections to neighborhoods in Upper Manhattan and has consulted with Community Board 10 over a decade ago when they were formulating their preservation plan. We are pleased that the plan has achieved some success in […]

Holyrood Episcopal Church-Iglesia Santa Cruz – 715 West 179th Street

Statement of the Historic Districts Council Public Hearing 3/23/2021 Item 1 LP-2649 Holyrood Episcopal Church-Iglesia Santa Cruz – 715 West 179th Street ITEM PROPOSED FOR PUBLIC HEARING The proposed designation of a Gothic Revival style church designed by Bannister & Schell and built in 1911-16 that has played an important role in the Latino/a community of […]

East 25th Street in Brooklyn to be heard by LPC!

  What makes East 25th Street so special? Owners and residents of the row houses of East 25th Street take pride in preserving their block and creating beauty. The result? An intact early 20th century streetscape with exceptional gardens. This block’s demonstrated stewardship has won the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual contest as the Greenest Block […]

Designation Testimony for the Angel Guardian Home

LP-2613 – Angel Guardian Home – 6301 12th Avenue The proposed designation of an orphanage designed by George H. Streeton in the Beaux‐Arts style for the Sisters of Mercy and built in 1899. Convent Building – NOT proposed for landmark designation HDC thanks the Commission for bringing this property forward today for consideration of landmark […]

[email protected]: Designation Testimony – Public School 48

Item 1  LP-2646 Public School 48 (now P75Q at P.S. 48, The Robert E. Peary School) ‐ 155‐02 108th Avenue ITEM PROPOSED FOR PUBLIC HEARING An Art Deco style school building designed by Walter C. Martin first proposed in 1931 and constructed 1932‐1936. P.S. 48 was one of twenty-four schools constructed in New York during […]

[email protected]: Designation Testimony – Harriet and Thomas Truesdell House – 227 Duffield Street

Item 1 LP-2645 Harriet and Thomas Truesdell House – 227 Duffield Street Item Proposed for Designation as an Individual New York City Landmark The proposed designation of a Greek Revival‐style row house, constructed c. 1847‐50 and extended in 1933, that was home to abolitionists Harriet and Thomas Truesdell from 1851‐63. The Historic Districts Council has […]

[email protected]: Designation Testimony – Manida Street Historic District, Bronx

Item 1 LP-2644 Proposed Manida Street Historic District BOROUGH OF THE BRONX The Historic Districts Council is the citywide advocate for New York’s historic buildings and neighborhoods. As may be deduced by our name, HDC institutionally is a strong proponent for the designation of historic districts. We are especially pleased to be supporting the designation […]