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To make the case for expanding the Park Slope Historic District

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Finding Aid & Guide to Resources

The campaign to expand the Park Slope Historic District is sponsored by the Park Slope Civic Council's Historic District Expansion Committee.

The Committee maintains several resources in support of this campaign:

I. Historic Park Slope Real Estate News.

The Committee maintains two web pages containing hundreds of transcriptions of historic real estate news about Park Slope. The news comes from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, the American Architect & Building News, the New York Times, and other sources. The web pages are sorted by street address and can be searched via web browser.

URL for buildings facing the avenues: http://bk.ly/r9t

URL for buildings facing the streets: http://bk.ly/r9u

II. Photo Survey of Park Slope, Winter 2008-09.

The Committee photographed all of Park Slope in the winter of 2008-09 and the photographs have been uploaded to the web. Photographs are mostly of groups of related buildings, plus some street scenes and individual buildings. The photographs are grouped into "albums" by block (e.g. "north side of 11th Street between 7th & 8th Avenues") and are captioned by street address. The photographs can be enlarged and/or downloaded. All of the historic Park Slope Real Estate news maintained in the web pages (see above) is also maintained in the photograph comments.

URL for the Park Slope Photo Survey: http://picasaweb.google.com/pscc.hd.01

III. Department of Buildings Files for Park Slope.

The Committee is in the process of photographing files at the Brooklyn Department of Buildings, and making these files available on the web. These files are organized by block/lot number. Currently, only the west side of 7th Avenue from 10th to 15th Streets is available.

URL for the Dept. of Building files: http://gallery.me.com/andito72

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