Park Slope Jewish Center, 47 Plaza Street West Honored With 2018 Ortner Awards in Park Slope

47 Plaza Street West. Photo via RKLA Studio


Three projects in Park Slope earned Evelyn and Everett Ortner Preservation Awards for outstanding efforts to preserve the architectural heritage of the community.

Named in honor of the preservation champions and Brooklyn advocates, the Ortner awards are given annually to projects in Park Slope by community organization Park Slope Civic Council. At a meeting in March, three projects were awarded prizes for their 2018 work.

The award for the rehabilitation of a historic structure went to 47 Plaza Street West for the restoration of the wrought iron railing encircling the 1928 Rosario Candela apartment building. The team for the project included RKLA Studio, Forerunner Creations and Artistic Masonry of Queens.

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Park Slope Jewish Center. Photo by Susan De Vries

The Park Slope Jewish Center at 1314 Eighth Avenue was honored for the exterior renovation of their 1926 structure. The project by RAND Engineering and Architecture and Lawrence Exterior Restoration included reconstruction of masonry walls, waterproofing, downspouts and repairing of brick arches, lintels and sills.

The third honor went to the 543 11th Street Organizers for their neighborhood advocacy work in response to the planned expansion of the 1890s row house. The group organized to make sure the concerns of the neighbors about the scale of the proposed penthouse and rear extension were heard.

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