NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Designates Public School 48 in South Jamaica, Queens as an Individual Landmark

 

 

 

PS 48. Image courtesy New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission

Today, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) designated Public School 48 at 155-02 108th Avenue in South Jamaica, Queens as an individual landmark. Its successful blend of Art Deco design elements and massing was novel for elementary schools at the time it was proposed, and it represents a significant early application of the style for New York City schools.

“I am delighted that Public School 48 is our latest individual landmark as it is the first designation in South Jamaica, Queens,” said Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair Sarah Carroll. “For the past 70 years, P.S. 48 has both served the community and enhanced it with its beautifully executed design. Its Art Deco style details, which are quite striking in person, make it unique, and it is one of the first elementary schools New York City to incorporate this architectural style.”

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission to hold public hearing on the proposed East 25th Street Historic District in Flatbush, Brooklyn

 

 

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New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will hold a public hearing on the proposed East 25th Street Historic District in Flatbush, Brooklyn. The proposed district is a cohesive group of 56 Renaissance Revival style row houses built by a single developer, the Henry Meyer Building Company, between 1909 and 1912. The proposed district is located on East 25th Street between Clarendon Road and Avenue D.

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Heard Testimony on an Individual Landmark Designation for 227 Duffield Street, Brooklyn

 

 

 

227 Duffield Street, Brooklyn via Google Maps 2020

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) held a public hearing on the proposed designation of The Harriet and Thomas Truesdall House located at 227 Duffield Street in Brooklyn on July 14, 2020. The home is a rare surviving 19th Century abolitionists’ home, and a stop on the historic underground railroad. Don’t miss the fabulous Youtube video below with ‘Mama Joy’ Chatel.

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