Conservancy Supports Three New Historic Districts in Brooklyn
Proposed Park Slope historic district extension
Proposed Wallabout historic district
Proposed Park Place historic district
The Conservancy’s Public Policy Director Andrea Goldwyn recently testified in support of three new historic districts in Brooklyn: Park Place, Wallabout, and an extension of the Park Slope Historic District.
Thirteen row houses make up the proposed Park Place District in Crown Heights (Click here to see map). They are a jewel-like group of picturesque buildings with charming Queen Anne style details, that clearly meets the “sense of place” test fundamental to the designation of an historic district. Click here to read the full testimony.
The Park Slope Extension comprises 582 buildings in the blocks adjacent to the existing Park Slope Historic District. Since 1973, buildings in the Historic District have had the protection of the Landmarks Law. The buildings in the proposed extension (Click here to see map) share much of the same history and scale as those streetscapes, in styles typical of the period, from Italianate, Queen Anne, and Romanesque Revival to Beaux-Arts and Neo-Classical. They represent the same story of development in Brooklyn in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and they deserve the same protection. Click here to read the full testimony.
The proposed Wallabout historic district consists of most of one block in an area south of Navy Yard and just north of Fort Greene (Click here to see map). The collection of 19th century wood-frame, brownstone, and brick row houses speaks to the diverse styles and materials of Brooklyn’s residential development. Especially note-worthy is the large group of pre-Civil War structures, which maintain both their historic low scale and many original details. 69 Vanderbilt has been on the Conservancy’s Endangered Buildings list for many years. Click here to read the full testimony.