Last week the Landmarks Preservation Commission calendered a proposal to designate two half-block cul-de-sacs in Bedford Stuyvesant a historic district. The Alice and Agate Courts Historic District would consist of 36 Queen Anne rowhouses built in the late 19th century. The houses were designed by Walter M. Coots, whose work still stands in Cobble Hill, Bushwick, East New York, Crown Heights North and Park Slope. All the residences were built at the behest of industrialist Florian Grosjean. The LPC has this to say about the proposed district: “To a large extent, the rows retain their original appearance and much of their original material. Situated just north of the busy thoroughfare of Atlantic Avenue, these Queen Anne style houses form a quiet enclave on two cul-de-sacs and represent small-scale residential development of late-nineteenth century Bedford-Stuyvesant.” Click through for a map. GMAP
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