The Crown Heights South Association, a newly formed neighborhood preservation group is seeking to have Landmark Preservation Commission designate the western section of Crown Heights South a historic district.
Take a drive around this Brooklyn neighborhood and you can clearly see the magnificent, important and rich architectural heritage in many homes and buildings in Crown Heights South. Specifically, the area seeking Historic District designation is located between Washington Ave, Eastern Parkway and Nostrand Ave. Empire Boulevard may or may not be the southern boundary of what is being called The Armory District in remembrance and honor of The Bedford Union Armory.
Evelyn Tully Costa, a longtime resident is Crown Heights is the Crown Heights South Association founder and chairwoman.
The next phase of the effort by Tully Costa and the Association will be to seek Historic District status for eastern Crown Heights south which has the boundaries of Nostrand Ave, Union Street, Troy Ave and Carroll Streets.
Tully Costa, who has always loved preservation and environmental conservation, says “landmarking is a way to preserve and protect our neighborhood for homeowners and renters”.
Some of the finest homes in Crown Heights South can be found on Doctor’s Row, on President Street. Drive by a few of these absolutely beautiful homes such as 1275-1277 President Street, 1290 – 1294 President , Street, 1304 President Street, 1315 President Street, 1349 President Street, 1357 President Street and 1376 President Street. According to a Landmarks Preservation Commission report, Frederick Law Olmstead and Clavert Vaux the landscape architects who designed Central Park and Prospect Park meant for President Street to be a 100 foot wide boulevard when they drew up plans for Eastern Parkway and Streets parallel to it.
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