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HELP US URGE THE LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION TO SCHEDULE A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE HOHENZOLLERN! See action steps below...

 


Photograph by Henrik Olund

STEP 1: Sign an online petition calling on LPC to hold a public hearing and email it to your friends and neighbors! (coming soon!)

STEP 2: Send a letter to LPC Chair Robert B. Tierney. Click here for contact information and here to view sample letters.
 
STEP 3: Send copies of your letter to key political officials. Click here for a contact list.
 
 

THE HOHENZOLLERN
West End Avenue and 84th Street
John Scharsmith, 1902

Developer Lorenz Weiner arrived in New York from Germany before the Civil War, during which he served in the Union Army. The name of this nine-story brick and limestone apartment building, built on speculation in 1908, clearly demonstrates the builder's continuing fondness for his homeland; the House of Hohenzollern ruled Germany through 1918. At least one historian theorized that the building was originally constructured to house personnel of the German consulate, but census records disprove this theory. The building name was abandoned in the early years of World War I, as the American public rejected all things German. Its cultural legacy lives on, however, in the heavy, Renaissance-inspired ornamentation that was typical of German-American civil and public buildings of the time. Architect George F. Pelham worked in a range of styles and building types, perhaps most famously designing Hudon View Gardens (1923-25), one of New York's earliest planned, cooperative apartment complexes, on Pinehurst Avenue between West 182nd and 186th Streets in Washington Heights.

 
Click here to read LW!'s statement of support for a West End Avenue historic district, presented at Community Board 7's May 8, 2008 meeting

 

 
 
 
 
 

Hon. Robert B. Tierney, Chair

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission
1 Centre Street, 9th Floor, NYC 10007
Email: comments@lpc.nyc.gov
Fax: 212-669-7955
Phone: 212-669-7888
 
Honorable Thomas K. Duane
New York State Senator
322 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1700, NYC 10001
Email: duane@senate.state.ny.us
Fax: 212-633-8096
Phone: 212-633-8052
 
Honorable Linda B. Rosenthal
New York State Assembly Member
230 West 72nd Street, Suite 2F, NYC 10023
Email: rosentl@assembly.state.ny.us
Fax: 212-873-6520
Phone: 212-873-6368
 
Honorable Richard Gottfried
New York State Assembly Member
250 Broadway, Room 2232, NYC 10007
Email: gottfried@assembly.state.ny.us
Fax: 212-312-1494
Phone: 212-312-1492
 
Honorable Scott Stringer
Manhattan Borough President
1 Centre Street, 19th Floor, NYC 10007
Email: bp@manhattanbp.org
Fax: 212-669-4900
Phone: 212-669-8300
 
Honorable Gale A. Brewer
New York City Council Member
563 Columbus Avenue, NYC 10024
Email: gale.brewer@council.nyc.ny.us
Fax: 212-873-0279
Phone: 212-873-0282
 
Honorable Christine Quinn
City Council Speaker
224 West 30th Street, Suite 1206, NYC 10001
Email: quinn@council.nyc.ny.us
Fax: 212-564-7347
Phone: 212-564-7757
 
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