57 Sullivan Street, 1816 House, Landmarked After 14 Year Effort!
Today the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously to landmark 57 Sullivan Street, a two hundred year old house which GVSHP has been campaigning to have landmarked since 2002!
This 1816 federal-style house was first considered for landmark designation in 1970. In 2002, GVSHP and the New York Landmarks Conservancy began a push to get 57 Sullivan Street reconsidered, proposing it as one of 13 federal-era (1790-1835) houses in Lower Manhattan for landmark designation (nine of the other twelve houses have already been landmarked). In 2009 the Commission heard 57 Sullivan Street again, but did not vote. In 2013, GVSHP successfully nominated 57 Sullivan Street for the State and National Registers of Historic Places as part of the South Village Historic District.
Read GVSHP’s letter to the LPC about 57 Sullivan Street here and its testimony in support of designation here; more background here.
57 Sullivan Street is also located within the third phase of GVSHP’s proposed South Village Historic District. Most of the first phase was landmarked in 2010, and most of the second phase was landmarked in 2013. GVSHP is continuing to push for designation of the third and final phase.
Since 1997, it has been a special part of GVSHP’s mission to advocate for preservation of federal-style houses in Lower Manhattan. GVSHP has successfully advocated for landmark designation of more than 113 federal houses, and successfully nominated 87 federal houses for the State and National Registers of Historic Places. View a list and images of all these houses in our report here.
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