Extension of Park Slope Historic District proposed

Extension would bring roughly 582 buildings under Landmarks’ jurisdiction. On August 10, 2010, Landmarks moved to calendar the proposed Park Slope Historic District Extension, the first step toward landmarking. The extension would include approximately 582 buildings located to the southwest of the original 1973-designated Park Slope Historic District, which encompasses 1,975 structures.

The proposed district is bounded by 7th Street to the north, 15th Street to the south, Eighth Avenue to the east, and Seventh Avenue to the west. The district would include the properties along the northwestern curve of the traffic circle at Bartel-Pritchard Square, across from Prospect Park’s south- west entrance. A small pocket of properties along Prospect Park West between 9th and 10th Streets would also be included within the district. The proposed extension features a mix of rowhouses and apartment buildings, with many dating to the 1880s and incorporating Italianate and Queen Anne-style architectural design. The properties closest to Prospect Park include early 20th century neo-Classical style architecture. The extension’s notable structures include two 19th century firehouses, the former Ansonia Clock Factory built in 1879, and the Renaissance Revival-style Acme Hall built by Charles Nickenig and featuring a ballroom, bowling alley, and meeting rooms.

Before calendaring, Chair Robert B. Tierney thanked Landmarks staff and the neighborhood advocates who were instrumental in proposing the district. Landmarks did not set a date for a public hearing.

LPC: Park Slope Historic District Extension, Brooklyn (LP-2443) (Aug.10, 2010).

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