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First Landmarks of 2009

The Landmarks Preservation Commission tomorrow is scheduled to create the first landmarks of 2009. Five buildings will share the honor: an Italianate House on Staten Island; a Greek Revival farmhouse in Gravesend, Brooklyn; an Art-Deco skyscraper at 275 Madison; and two public libraries on 125th Street in Harlem. The LPC is not stopping there – see the slide show for images of all the buildings the LPC is considering for designation tomorrow and read more about them below. See slideshow below. The public will have the opportunity to testify on the proposed designation of two more public libraries, both in the Bronx. In addition, the LPC is taking public testimony on a 1920s terra cotta church in Lower Manhattan that is a remnant of the once-thriving Little Syria neighborhood; a Greek Revival house in the East Village; a Beaux-Arts townhouse in Midtown; and the Lamartine Historic District, a collection of mid-19th c. rowhouses on W. 29th St. with connections to the abolitionist movement and the Underground Railroad. Lastly, the LPC will be “calendaring,” the first part of the designation process, the proposed Fillmore Historic District, a collection of 1850s rowhouses in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. MAS is particularly pleased with this calendaring, as we, in conjunction with the Williamsburg Greenpoint Preservation Alliance, nominated it for designation a few years ago. [AFG_gallery id=’20’]