Three Pools, Four Houses Receive Landmark Status
07/25/2007 09:24 AM
The Landmarks Preservation Commission has granted landmark status to four historic houses and three city pools.
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Amongst the buildings given landmark status are two townhouses on 56th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues constructed at the start of the 20th century for financiers on that block, which became known as "Bankers Row."
Two Federal-style, brick-clad row houses on Greenwich Street between Spring and Canal Streets were also granted landmark status. The houses were built nearly 200 years ago.
The landmarked pools include the McCarren Pool in Williamsburg. It has been closed since 1983, but plans are underway for a $50 million renovation.
The Thomas Jefferson Play Center in East Harlem and the Sunset Play Center and Bath House interior in Brooklyn will also become landmarks.
All three pools were built in 1936.