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Stonewall Inn to Be Considered for Landmark Status

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The Stonewall Inn, considered to be the birthplace of the LGBT Rights movement in the United States due to the 1969 Stonewall riots, will finally be considered for individual landmarking by the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday, June 23. Though the Inn is protected due the fact that it sits in the Greenwich Village Historic District (pdf) it has somehow avoided individual landmark status until now, despite years of campaigning from the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and many other groups. The Inn was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2000.

Stonewall is not the only Village site that activists want landmarked, however, though it is the only one being considered by the LPC at the moment. The GVSHP has also campaigned for Julius' Bar on 159 West 10th Street, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center on 208 West 13th Street, and the former Gay Activists Alliance Firehouse on 99 Wooster Street. In 2012, 186 Spring Street, the home of gay rights activists like Bruce Voeller, was demolished after the LPC refused to landmark it.
· Stonewall Inn Is a Step Closer to Becoming a Landmark [NYO]
· Stonewall Inn coverage [Curbed]