Buildings We Love (And Would Hate to Lose)by on
GWAPP and Preservation Greenpoint are interested in hearing about which local buildings you would like landmarked. Buildings not landmarked and outside the current Greenpoint Historic District have no protection from demolition. A couple we have already thought about: The Huron Street Public Bath at 139 Huron Street and the Greenpoint Church of God building at 128 Meserole Avenue. The public bath opened in 1904 when many apartment buildings lacked bathing facilities and hot water. During its heyday it averaged more than a thousand people a day. The building and its important role in Greenpoint’s history is worth preserving.
Preservation Greenpoint plans to submit the baths, the church and more to The Landmarks Preservation Commission for Landmark status. Look around, take a picture of your favorite building and send to Jennifer Trontz and Jennifertrontz@yahoo.com.