Wednesday, May 30, 2018
PETITION: LANDMARK PROTECTION FOR STABLE HOUSE
Central Harlem is finally getting a historic district but residents are now concerned that the former stable house at 161 West 132nd Street (highlighted in blue) might not come out intact. The Landmark Preservation Commission along with the local block associations have worked together to preserve the architectural history of 130th, 131st and 132nd Street but the owner of the stable house wants to prevent this from happening to the building.
Without protection, the address could eventually be demolished or drastically altered so the whole point of having a historic district would be moot according to some who have worked on the effort. A petition has been started by the block association to further include the stable house in the landmark designation and will be presented to the final LPC meeting this month. Learn more and sign up here: LINK