Street renaming held to honor now-demolished Villa Rose Bonheur

Community members gathered in Spuyten Duyvil for a street co-naming ceremony to honor the contributions of the architect who built the now-demolished Villa Rose Bonheur back in 1924.

News 12 Staff

Apr 9, 2022, 12:01 AM

Updated 798 days ago

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Community members gathered in Spuyten Duyvil for a street co-naming ceremony to honor the contributions of the architect who built the now-demolished Villa Rose Bonheur back in 1924.
Architect John Mckelvey Sr. constructed the historic Villa Rose Bonheur, which was known for its stone facade and unique structure.
Community members say the building was beloved by the community, who fought unsuccessfully for years to save it.
Activist Stephanie Coggins led the charge to preserve the villa and the two-year push to get these streets co-named. Coggins says she hopes that when people see the sign they stop and wonder and hopefully do their homework.
"It's a consolation but what's really a consolation is seeing that people in the community care so much," said Coggins.
Mckelvey Sr.’s family was in attendance for the street renaming.


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