Two Montague Street Buildings Designated Landmarks

The Eagle reports that the Landmarks Preservation Commission has voted unanimously to designate two buildings on Montague Street’s “Bank Row” between Clinton and Court streets as city landmarks. We noted their nomination for landmark status last August. The buildings–181-183 Montague, the People’s Trust Company Building, now occupied by Citibank; and 185 Montague, the National Title Guaranty Company Building, now occupied by offices and Chipotle–are in contrasting styles, Neoclassical and Art Deco, respectively. They are both excellent representatives of their types. The Eagle piece notes that the Brooklyn Heights Association has campaigned for their designation for over a decade, and quotes Brooklyn Heights preservation pioneer Otis Pratt Pearsall as saying, “It’s a wonderful moment.”

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