City Council Approves Sale of Landmark Florist Building


According to an announcement sent out by the Historic Districts Council, the City Council has approved Green-Wood Cemetery’s purchase of the landmark McGovern-Weir Florist. A “public approval was necessary because of a state law involving cemetery usage,” according to HDC. Green-Wood hopes to close on the building soon. This summer the Times revealed Green-Wood wanted the building for a visitors’ center and museum, but the sale depended on the results of an engineering study. The late 19th century building is in a state of advanced deterioration. Excellent to hear it will be fixed up soon.
Landmark Greenwood Florist Building in Contract [Brownstoner]
Landmarked Florist Building Up For Sale [Brownstoner] GMAP

2 Comment

  • I am really pleased to see this development. This is such an interesting building that deserves to be brought back to life and used by the public. I believe they will do right by this building as Greenwood has proven itself to be an excellent steward of history. They also curate a nice exhibit ( the civil war pop up in the chapel) and nice events. More people should explore all this national treasure has to offer!

  • Brenda from Flatbush

    This is great news. Love that conservatory and it’s perfectly situated as a ‘gateway to the gateway’ of Green-Wood; even the timing is right, as they transition from active burial ground to cultural legacy.