Landmarks Designates 1 Wall Street Building Banking Room

On June 25, 2024, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously to designate the 1 Wall Street Banking Room (known as the Red Room) as an interior landmark. The 1 Wall Street Building, located at the intersection of Broadway and Wall Street in the heart of Manhattan’s financial district, was designated an individual New York City landmark in 2001. The Banking Room was built in 1931 by architect Ralph Walker and muralist Hildreth Meière.

Landmarks Calendars Jacob Day Residence in Greenwich Village

On June 18, 2024, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to calendar the Jacob Day Residence at 50 West 13th Street in Greenwich Village for future designation. The residence was the home and place of business of Jacob Day, a prominent Black caterer and property owner who advocated for the abolition of slavery and for voting rights and economic opportunities for African Americans. The three-story row house was built in the Greek Revival style in 1846. 

Landmarks Designates Frederick Douglass Memorial Park in Staten Island

On June 18, 2024, the Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the Frederick Douglass Memorial Park as an individual landmark. The memorial park, located at 3201 Amboy Road in Staten Island, was created in the 1930s to provide a place for the city’s African American population to be buried with dignity and respect at a time where many cemeteries had separate entrances and less desired sections of cemeteries for people based on race.

Landmarks Designates the Temple Court Building (Beekman Hotel) Atrium as an Interior Landmark

On June 4, 2024, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to designate the Temple Court Building (now the Beekman Hotel) Atrium as an interior landmark. The Temple Court Building and Annex, located at 12213 Nassau Street in lower Manhattan, was designated as a New York City individual landmark in 1998. The building and its ornate atrium are rare examples of a full-height interior skylighted atrium inside a late-19th century office building.