Alterations to Brooklyn Church approved

Church to be converted into residences in Cobble Hill Historic District. Landmarks approved an application by the owner of 58-70 Strong Place for alterations that will facilitate the conversion of an abandoned church and rectory into 23 residential units in the Cobble Hill Historic District, Brooklyn. (See photo on back cover.) Alterations to the 1852 Gothic Revival church and rectory will include removal of a modern two-story addition in the rear portion of the rectory and construction of a new three-story addition on the side yard. Rooftop additions, terrace cuts, window replacement, iron fences, and the addition of parking areas are planned.

Landmarks determined that the proposed alterations would retain the historic character of the church and were appropriate for the district. The conversion would not obscure the church’s historic features, and the rooftop addition would blend with existing historic features. Landmarks noted that the windows had deteriorated and needed replacement since the original stained glass was removed.

LPC: 58-70 Strong Place (Case No. 06- 7277) (April 12, 2006) (Baxt Ingui, PC, Architects). CITYADMIN

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