Tomorrow the Landmarks Preservation Commission will take the formal step of voting to calendar the Fillmore Historic District, a one block section on the North Side of Wiliamsburg between Driggs Avenue and Roebling Street. The street is notable because it was built as part of a middle-class housing plan and exhibits a strong architectural cohesiveness, according to LPC. It also gets a shout-out in Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer. Also on Tuesday's agenda: Gravesend's Hubbard House, one of the last Dutch Farmhouses in city (more photos here). Owner John Antonides has been fighting for a decade to gain the designation; it is already listed on the national and stage registers for historic places.
Public Meeting Agenda 1/13/09 [LPC]
Fillmore Place Starts Landmarking Process [WGPA]
Push to Make Fillmore Place a Historic District [Brownstoner]
Photo by sarahnw on Flickr
Fillmore Place, Hubbard House on LPC Agenda Tomorrow
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