Center Slope Chosen for Six to Celebrate

It’s time to landmark the Center Slope!  

The Civic Council’s goal of extending landmark protection to more than 1,500 buildings in the Center Slope got a significant boost when its Protect the Heart of the Slope campaign was chosen by the Historic Districts Council to be one of its 2020 Six to Celebrate priorities.

The citywide advocate for historic preservation, the Historic Districts Council, honored the Park Slope Civic Council, along with the five other organizations on January 15th, when it kicked off its own 50th anniversary at the National Arts Club on Gramercy Park.  

By spotlighting the Civic Council’s campaign this year, HDC seeks to build upon the program’s success, which has assisted the creation of 13 historic districts and 50 individual landmarks and placed five districts on the National Register of Historic Places since 2011.  With HDC’s resources, the Civic Council’s Historic District Committee will take advantage of the extensive research it has already undertaken on the Center Slope to document the area, publicize its efforts, and reach out to homeowners, renters and other stakeholders. 

These efforts will reinforce the Civic Council’s recent successes, which have included extending landmark protection to 900 buildings on blocks in the South and North Slope in 2012 and 2016. The South Slope extension saved the former Pavilion Theater from demolition and enabled it to become the home of Nitehawk Prospect Park.

The Civic Council is seeking volunteers to assist its committee with the campaign. If you are interested in volunteering, please email the Civic Council at:

historic.district@parkslopeciviccouncil.org

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  • Posted on Jan 17, 2020 by Park Slope Civic Council
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