Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Addisleigh Park is latest Historic District

From HDC Blog:

Today, the LPC also voted to designate the Addisleigh Park Historic District in Queens. The 422 homes designated represent a community that contains excellent examples of Tudor Revival and Colonial Revival architecture, a wealth of famous past residents, and helps tell the important story of African-American cultural history over the past half-century.

In 2006, HDC, in partnership with the Addisleigh Park Civic Organization, launched a project to document the architectural and social significance of Addisleigh Park. The project included a survey of the core area of architectural significance and documentation of the development of the neighborhood. In addition, HDC documented many of Addisleigh’s most renowned residents, including Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, W.E.B. DuBois, Jackie Robinson, Lena Horne, Milt Hinton, Illinois Jacquet, Percy Sutton, Roy Campanella and the many others who made their homes here starting in the 1940s. We were aided in our work with grants from the Preservation League of New York State, the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. To read more about HDC’s work with the neighborhood, click here.


Anonymous said...

Awesome news ans well-deserved.

Steve Behar said...

Very big part of the history of Queens!

Anonymous said...

Yes, but like every other landmark district, they will vanish and say nothing to bolster the efforts of other areas that are denied community preservation because the law is not built on merits, but the whims of their local councilman who is almost always in the pocket of some scumbag developer.

Anonymous said...

Where is this? Not familiar.