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State Office Sees Historic Value in Near-Demolition 186 Spring

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There's been a twist in the fight over 186 Spring Street, the former home of Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz: the site has qualified for the State and National Registers of Historic Places, according to the state office of historic preservation. Prior to this, the house seemed pretty certainly headed for demolition. Canadian developer Stephan Boivin purchased it in April "for personal use," by which he meant personally knocking it down and building condos in its place. Cue preservationist outrage?the 1824 house is part of the proposed South Village historic district and apparently played a role in the post-Stonewall gay rights movement. The Landmarks Preservation Commission didn't spend much time considering that argument, deeming the house unworthy of individual landmark status. The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, according to its latest e-mail blast, thinks the qualification for the historic registers could change that. Peanut gallery?
· 186 Spring Street coverage [Curbed]

186 Spring Street

186 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012