NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Public Hearing on the Proposed Dorrance Brooks Square Historic District in Harlem

 

 

 

Dorrance Brooks Square Historic District ~ NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Zoom testimony/public hearing

New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission held a public hearing on the proposed Dorrance Brooks Square Historic District in Harlem.

As we approach the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance, the proposed Dorrance Brooks Square Historic District would recognize this neighborhood’s significant association with notable African Americans in the fields of politics, literature, healthcare, and education during the Harlem Renaissance from the early 1920s to the 1940s. The proposed district consists of intact streetscapes of a striking variety of 19th and early- 20th century row houses, multi-family dwellings, and institutions, designed by prominent New York City architects within two sections on either side of Frederick Douglass Boulevard between West 136th Street and West 140th Street.

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