The “Crowning” of a City Neighborhood


If all goes as planned, New York City’s “Crown Heights North” neighborhood will soon be given a new lease on life. The City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission has chosen the distinguished locale to be designated as it’s 79th historic district.

The Richest Architecture in Brooklyn Francis Morrone, New York Sun March 23, 2007

“At the northeast corner of St. Mark’s and Brooklyn avenues, across from the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, stands 839 St. Mark’s, built in 1869, a Romanesque Revival villa of rugged simplicity and self-assurance. The architect, Russell Sturgis, designed, at the same time and in a similar style, Farnam Hall at Yale University. He was also one of his era’s most influential writers on art and architecture in America.”

Check out some pictures of the neighborhood here.

Posted by: Chris Zollo


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