REPORT PREPARED FOR HISTORIC DISTRICTS COUNCIL SEPTEMBER 2014
JACQUELINE PEU-DUVALLON PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
At the request of the Historic Districts Council, and with funding from the Preservation League of New York State, Jacqueline Peu-Duvallon Historic Preservation Consulting, LLC, completed a reconnaissance survey of historic resources in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. The survey was undertaken with guidance from the State Historic Preservation Office (NYSHPO), of the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYSOPRHP).
The survey area covered the neighborhood known as Bay Ridge in the borough of Brooklyn, in the City of New York. The study area is situated between the Belt Parkway and the Gowanus Expressway, at the southwest corner of Brooklyn. It is a densely populated neighborhood that measures approximately 1.8 square miles.1 To put it in more local terms, the survey encompassed roughly 250 city blocks.
The goals of this reconnaissance survey are to elucidate the history of Bay Ridge as relates to its building stock, and to identify and collect preliminary documentation for properties that are potentially deserving of designation at the local level, or are eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.