Boerum Hill

Here’s a look at the proposed Boerum Hill Historic District Extension’s Area III

November 22, 2017 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Welcome to Area III of the proposed Boerum Hill Historic District Extension. These eye-catching signs are outside Collier West on the north side of Atlantic Avenue. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan

Eye on Real Estate

Wanna see the houses in the proposed Boerum Hill Historic District Extension?

They’re eminently landmark-worthy.  

In late October, the city Landmarks Preservation Commission put several blocks of the neighborhood onto its calendar for designation consideration.

They’re located in three areas that are west, east and north of the original Boerum Hill Historic District, which was designated in 1973. Here’s Area III.

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Area III is the portion of the proposed extension that’s north of the existing Boerum Hill Historic District.

This is what’s included in Area III:

* The north side of Atlantic Avenue in the middle of the block between Hoyt and Bond streets

* The south side of Atlantic Avenue from the corner of Hoyt Street to the middle of the block between Bond and Nevins streets    

* The north side of Pacific Street starting east of the corner of Hoyt Street and ending at the corner of Bond Street — plus one property on the south side of this Pacific Street block

The section of Atlantic Avenue that’s included in the proposed historic-district extension is composed mostly of rowhouses. Many of them were built in the 1850s and have historic wooden storefronts.

Did you know the avenue’s original 19th-century name was District Street? It became Atlantic Street in 1855 and was renamed Atlantic Avenue in the 1870s.

 

 

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