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Property Name Crown Heights North Historic District
Reference Number 14000092
State New York
County Kings
Town Brooklyn
Street Address Portions of Pacific St.. Dean St. . Bergen St., St. Mark's Ave., Prospect Pl., Park Pl., Sterling Pl. , St. John's Pl., Lincoln Pl.. Eastern Pkwy. Bedfor d Ave., Nostrand Ave., New York Ave., Brooklvn Ave., and Kingston Ave.
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 3/31/2014
Areas of Significance Architecture
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The Crown Heights North Historic District is located in the northwest section of the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY and is roughly bounded by Bedford and Nostrand Avenues to the west, Pacific and Dean Streets to the north, Brooklyn and Kingston Avenues to the east, and Eastern Parkway to the south. The district originally contained part of the Village of Bedford dating to 1662, the site of the earliest development in Crown Heights, and illustrates the development of the neighborhood as it spread southward and eastward during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in response to mass transit improvements in the area. The district is significant under Criterion C in the area of Architecture for its distinctive architecture, which contains mid-late-19th-century to early-mid-20th-century residential, institutional, and commercial building designs. Composed of rowhouses, townhouses, two-family houses, semi-attached houses, freestanding houses, flats, apartment buildings, and institutional and commercial buildings, the district offers outstanding examples of mid-late-19th-century American styles that include Greek Revival/Italianate, neo-Grec, and Queen Anne; late-19th- and early-20th-century period revival styles that include Romanesque, French Renaissance, Italian Renaissance, Colonial, Dutch Renaissance, Mediterranean, Medieval, and Tudor; and early-mid-20thcentury modern styles that include Art Deco and its more streamlined derivative, Art Moderne. Furthermore, many of these buildings were designed by notable Brooklyn architects, contributing some of their finest works in the borough, including Montrose W. Morris, George P. Chappell, Albert E. White, Amzi Hill, Axel S. Hedman, Frank J. Helmle, Frederick L. Hine, and the Parfitt Brothers. Others, such as J.C. Cady & Company, Edward P. York, Harvey Wiley Corbett, and William Van Alen, have projects in the district that represent their early work, anticipating their more renowned Manhattan projects.

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