Officials seek landmark status for former orphanage in Dyker Heights

Local officials say they want to preserve the Dyker Heights community's history and save the former Angel Guardian Home.

News 12 Staff

Aug 18, 2020, 2:16 AM

Updated 1,375 days ago

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Officials seek landmark status for former orphanage in Dyker Heights
Local officials say they want to preserve the Dyker Heights community's history and save the former Angel Guardian Home.
The Angel Guardian Home is a former orphanage built in 1899 and was operated by the Sisters of Mercy. The land was sold to Barone Management LLC in August of 2018.
Kelly Carroll, the Director of Advocacy and Community Outreach for the Historic Districts Council, with the help of elected officials, recently got the attention of the Landmark Preservation Commission. She is trying to prevent the building from being torn down, aiming to receive a landmark status.
News 12 reached out to the developers who said in part, "With respect to a small number of voices that have raised the conversation of land marking the former convent building on 63rd Street, which was built separately after the orphanage building, it is unfortunately a consideration that is not viable for a multitude of reasons."
Residents are now waiting for the LPC's ruling.


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