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The South Village: A Proposal for Historic District Designation

  • Thirteen Years Ago, An Idea: Landmark the South Village

    Thirteen years ago tomorrow, on November 11th, 2003, GVSHP launched our campaign to protect the South Village. GVSHP partnered with the Preservation League of New York State, elected officials, other community groups, neighborhood residents, and Our Lady of Pompeii Church to study and consider proposing a […]

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  • The South Village and Prohibition

    On July 31, 1923, the New York Times featured an article about an injunction against seven places of business located in the South Village that served alcohol against the strictures of the Volstead Act, or Prohibition. The article refers to “anti-Bohemian” sentiment by neighbors resulting […]

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  • Numbers Belie City’s Argument on South Village Landmarking

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission’s (LPC) response to pleas to consider the entire proposed South Village Historic District for landmark designation, as LPC Chair Robert Tierney promised to do in 2009, has frequently been to say that they have spent enough time in the Village and […]

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  • GVSHP's report: The South Village: A Proposal for Historic District Designation

    Little Africa: Tracing African Americans in the South Village

    For historic preservationists, who often use the built environment as a major source of information about a community’s past, the hardest stories to capture are those where the physical trace no longer remains. We can find evidence of the many communities that have called the […]

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