Preservation Issues

Federal Style Houses Get City Council Approval

32, 34 and 36 Dominick Street

July 25, 2012

The City Council affirmed the designation of a rare grouping of three Federal-style houses on Dominick Street along with a nearby fourth on Spring Street as individual landmarks. The vote came nearly a month after a hearing in which the Landmarks Commission (LPC) highlighted the elements that are considered typical of Federals, even if other features have been altered. The Flemish bond brickwork, stone lintels, low scale, and dormer windows of Federal-style houses are a tangible link to New York’s early nineteenth-century history, and the Conservancy has been advocating for preservation of this building type for over a decade. Here is our testimony on the “newest” landmarks and here is a link to a publication we issued on Federals.

LPC Designation Reports