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Abolitionist Site Closer to Landmark Designation

The Conservancy joined dozens of advocates and elected officials to support designation of the Harriet and Thomas Truesdell House at a July 14 Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) hearing.

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The downtown Brooklyn House was home to the Truesdells, noted abolitionists, for decades starting in 1851.  Although there have been major alterations to the Greek Revival building, it maintains many qualities from that era and merits designation due to the clear associations with the family.  The House has been on the verge of demolition several times, so we urged the LPC to move quickly to designate and protect it.

Truesdell House
Truesdell House, Courtesy of Landmarks Preservation Commission

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