Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Historical Society celebrates Brooklyn Heights as first designated landmark district

November 24, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Shown above: A passionate point discussed between two leading preservation historians, Anthony C. Wood (l.) and Francis Morrone. Eagle photo by Cody Brooks
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It was a world-class gathering of leaders in preservation. Monday night the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS), serving Brooklyn for 150 years, hosted a bright, upbeat celebration of the 50th anniversary — to the exact day — of the city’s designation of Brooklyn Heights as the first Landmark District.

A packed assembly hall at BHS heard brilliant, stirring remarks by architectural historian Francis Morrone and Anthony C. Wood, founder and chair of the New York Preservation Archive Project.

Legendary Landmark Lion Otis Pratt Pearsall was praised relentlessly, and while present at the event, he remained a regal spectator until clarification was needed on the current status of two key buildings just outside the district lines. Readers may watch these pages for more coverage of this event and landmarks issues following the Thanksgiving Holidays.


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