West-Park Church gets landmark status

January 12, 2010 02:31PM

The Upper West Side’s West-Park Presbyterian church at the corner of 86th Street and Amsterdam Avenue has achieved landmark status today, after a long-time preservation effort by community advocates and several near-demolition scares for the spot, Curbed reported. However, even with the landmark status, the Upper West Side church faces possible demolition in the future, if it’s unable to raise enough funds to maintain the facility. The church, along with five other properties, including a commercial building at 311 Broadway in Manhattan, the former headquarters for the Dollar Savings Bank in the Bronx, a school and a theater in Queens, and a Staten Island residence dating back to the 1840s, were all designated as historical sites by the Landmarks Preservation Commission today.

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