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National Register adds over 600 Prospect Heights buildings

Designation will allow owners to apply for federal tax credits for renovations

March 03, 2016 10:31AM

The corner of Vanderbilt Avenue and Prospect Place in Prospect Heights (credit: Google)

The corner of Vanderbilt Avenue and Prospect Place in the newly expanded Prospect Heights Historic District (credit: Google)

The National Park Service recently tripled the number of Prospect Heights buildings included in the National Register of Historic Places.

The federal agency added 612 new buildings to preservation rolls last month, expanding the district to 917 properties total.

Owners of properties added to the registry will now be able to apply for federal tax credits to help pay for renovations to the buildings, DNAinfo reported.

“This action by the National Park Service is a reminder that, in the face of tremendous development pressure, Brooklyn’s historic neighborhoods remain a national treasure whose preservation is essential to the borough’s future,” Gib Veconi, chair of the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, told the news service.

The same 612 properties – which mostly consist of 19th-century row houses and apartment buildings, on or around Flatbush, Vanderbilt, Washington and Underhill avenues – were added to the New York State Register of Historic Places in December.

The Bowery was added to the state and national registers back in 2011 and 2013 respectively. [DNAinfo]Ariel Stulberg