Brooklyn Heights Historic District

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Brooklyn Heights Historic District
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Brooklyn Heights Historic District is located in New York City
Brooklyn Heights Historic District
Brooklyn Heights Historic District is located in New York
Brooklyn Heights Historic District
Brooklyn Heights Historic District is located in the US
Brooklyn Heights Historic District
Location Bounded by Atlantic Ave., Court and Fulton Sts. and the BQE
Brooklyn, New York City
Coordinates 40°41′48″N 73°59′48″W / 40.69667°N 73.99667°W / 40.69667; -73.99667Coordinates: 40°41′48″N 73°59′48″W / 40.69667°N 73.99667°W / 40.69667; -73.99667
Area 140 acres (57 ha)
Architect multiple
Architectural style Greek Revival, Late Victorian, Gothic
NRHP Reference # 66000524[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966
Designated NHLD January 12, 1965[2]
Designated NYCL September 26, 1978

The Brooklyn Heights Historic District is a historic district that comprises much of the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City. It was named a National Historic Landmark in January, 1965,[2] designated a New York City Landmark in November, 1965,[3] and added to the National Register of Historic Places in October, 1966.[4]

The district is bounded by Cadman Plaza West (Old Fulton Street) on the north, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway on the west, Atlantic Avenue on the south, and an irregular line that partly follows Clinton and Henry Streets on the east.[3]

Grace Episcopal Church, designed by Richard Upjohn, which held its first service in 1848,[5] is in the district, as are Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Cathedral, the First Presbyterian Church, the First Unitarian Congregational Society, the Long Island (Brooklyn) Historical Society, the Heights Casino and Casino Apartments, Packer Collegiate Institute, and St. Ann's and the Holy Trinity Church, among other historically notable buildings.[6]


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  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Brooklyn Heights Historic District". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-14. 
  3. ^ a b New York City Landmarks Commission. "Brooklyn Heights Historic District, Brooklyn, Designated November 23, 1965" (pdf). New York City Landmarks Commission. 
  4. ^ Heintzelman, Patricia (May 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Brooklyn Heights" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying photos, from 1975. (5.89 MB)
  5. ^ "A Brooklyn Church Uncovers a Long-Hidden Celestial Scene". New York Times. December 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-26. Grace Church was designed by the master architect Richard Upjohn, the confident hand behind Trinity Church on Wall Street. The first service was held at Grace in 1848. 
  6. ^ New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission; Dolkart, Andrew S. (text); Postal, Matthew A. (text) (2009), Postal, Matthew A., ed., Guide to New York City Landmarks (4th ed.), New York: John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 978-0-470-28963-1 , pp.230-235

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