Rally to Save Tin Pan Alley Moves to a Vote on December 10, 2019



Buildings of Tin Pan Alley, c. 1910.  Image via Historic Districts Council

On Sunday, October 22, 2017,  preservationists and historians rallied to protect the cultural treasure known as Tin Pan Alley between 28th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue ~ with musical performances and a tour.

Plaque commemorating Tin Pan Alley. Image via Wikipedia

It was a day to learn about the rich history of the historic one block, known as Tin Pan Alley, and the efforts to preserve its heritage, along with many of its 19th-century structures still in tact.

Finally, on December 9, 2019, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission announced that there will be a vote on proposed designation of five historic buildings associated to Tin Pan Alley to be held on Tuesday, December 10th.

Image courtesy NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission

The five building are: 47 West 28th Street; 49 West 28th Street; 51 West 28th Street; 53 West 28th Street, and 55 West 28th Street. These buildings were home to the most significant concentration of sheet music publishers in New York City.