Saturday, January 1, 2011

Cobble Hill's anniversary

Postings will be less frequent during this holiday weekend, so instead fulfill your intrigue for neighborhood info with a throwback to the Brooklyn Eagle's December 30th article recapping Cobble Hill's 42 anniversary as a historic district... what's kept its layout and look so desirable for all these years.
Illustration courtesy of Brooklyn Historical Society

On Dec. 30, 1969, one of Brooklyn’s most desirable residential neighborhoods was designated an historical district. It is a community of modest row houses, handsome churches and some historically important model tenements developed primarily during the mid-19th century. It retains the character of that period to a surprising degree....

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