The Real Deal New York

5 lesser known landmarks

From pools to steeples, check out these obscure protected sites

April 26, 2015 01:30PM


New York City’s Landmarks Law was passed 50 years ago this month. Since it was enacted, it has protected 33,000 properties, as well as 114 historic districts such as Brooklyn Heights and Greenwich Village. But while everyone is familiar with iconic protected sites like the New York Public Library and the Empire State Building, many of the city’s landmarks are more obscure. Here’s a look at those lesser known properties via the New York Post.

The public pools


They may be, at times, less than sanitary, but all the WPA-era public pools in the city are designated landmarks.

The Edgehill Church of Spuyten Duyvil


Built in the 1880s by architect of note Francis Kimball, the church stands at 2570 Independence Avenue in the Bronx.

Webster Hall


The Landmarks Commission can’t regulate the famous concert venue’s use, but the space must only retain its appearance, according to the Post.

The Public TheaterPublic_Exterior



The building housing the Public Theater received landmark status.

TWA terminal, JFK Airport


The shuttered terminal opened in 1962, making front-page news and receiving a live broadcast from the “Today Show.” [NYP] –Christopher Cameron [NYP]Christopher Cameron