Lower East Side Historic District Boundary Increase

In 2003-04, Two Bridges sponsored the boundary increase to the existing Lower East Side Historic District. The increase resulted in the addition of 108 buildings to the National Register, including some of the most historically significant examples of twentieth-century affordable housing in the neighborhood: the Amalgamated Dwellings cooperative (1931); and Vladeck Houses (1940), the first public housing jointly funded by the New York and U.S. Housing Authorities. These buildings stand alongside examples of Federal-era dwellings and nineteenth century tenements as the evidence of the changing philosophies of housing the poor and working class on the Lower East Side

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