Flatbush Town Hall

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Flatbush Town Hall
Flatbush Town Hall jeh.JPG
(April 2010)
Flatbush Town Hall is located in New York City
Flatbush Town Hall
Flatbush Town Hall is located in New York
Flatbush Town Hall
Flatbush Town Hall is located in the US
Flatbush Town Hall
Location 35 Snyder Ave.
Brooklyn, New York City
Coordinates 40°38′56″N 73°57′26″W / 40.64889°N 73.95722°W / 40.64889; -73.95722Coordinates: 40°38′56″N 73°57′26″W / 40.64889°N 73.95722°W / 40.64889; -73.95722
Built 1874-75
Architect John Y. Culyer, William Vause
Architectural style High Victorian Gothic[2]
NRHP Reference # 72000851[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 24, 1972
Designated NYCL October 16, 1973

Flatbush Town Hall at 35 Snyder Avenue between Flatbush and Bedford Avenues in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City, is a historic town hall built in 1874-75 and designed by John Y. Culyer in the High Victorian Gothic style[2] in the Ruskinian mode.[3] It is a two story masonry building on a stone foundation, and features a three-story bell tower with a steep hip roof. The building dates from the time before the Town of Flatbush was integrated into the City of Brooklyn, in 1894, after which the building served as a magistrate's court and the New York City Police Department's 67th Police Precinct station.[4]

Due to the efforts of the Town of Flatbush Civic and Cultural Association and the Flatbush Historical Society, the building was saved from a planned demolition, and was designated a New York City Landmark in 1966,[2] and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1] In the late 1980s it underwent a redesign and refurbishment by the New York City Department of Administrative Services, and it is now used as a public school focused on the needs of special education children.

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c 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 , p.265
  3. ^ White, Norval; Willensky, Elliot; Leadon, Fran (2010), AIA Guide to New York City (5th ed.), New York: Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780195383867 , p.711
  4. ^ T. Robins Brown (April 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Registration:Flatbush Town Hall". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-02-20.  See also: "Accompanying photo". 

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