We just got word that one of the seven sites around the country designated as National Historic Landmarks on Wednesday was Brooklyn’s own Green-Wood Cemetery. Here’s what the Department of the Interior had to say about it:
The 478-acre cemetery is the largest and among the most ifluential of the early American rural cemeteries, carefully sited with dramatic views of the city and harbor below. Established in 1838, Green-Wood has the most extensive and intact landscape created following the principles of Andrew Jackson Downing, the most prominent landscape architect of the antebellum period. It is outstanding for its cohesive, picturesque character, integrated Gothic Revival architecture, and high integrity.
We were also pleased to see that the Eames’ Case Study House #8 in Los Angeles made the cut.