Tuesday, June 28, 2011

135 Bowery designated an NYC landmark today

From the EV Grieve inbox...

The Bowery Alliance of Neighbors is delighted by today’s vote of the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission to designate the circa 1818 Federal style house at 135 Bowery a New York City individual Landmark.

According to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, “The 135 Bowery House is ... among the relatively rare surviving and intact Manhattan town houses of the Federal style and period, and is one of only a handful still extant on the Lower East Side and along the Bowery.” The 2 ½-story wood-frame, brick-faced Federal style row house was constructed circa 1818 as the primary residence of John A Hardenbrook, a soap and candle manufacturer who maintained a shop in the still-extant building next door. The design of the 135 Bowery House is characteristic of the Federal style.

Curbed has more on a busy for the Landmarks Preservation Commission here.

3 comments:

Goggla said...

This is some of the best news I've heard in a while!

J Standish said...

After the tragic loss of 35 Cooper Square, the landmarking of this little Federal-style house is welcome news. Too many of these treasured buildings are being lost to development.

Anonymous said...

Even thought the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to designate 135 Bowery as a landmark, this little Federal-style house could still be in jeopardy. Please support the designation of this landmark.