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Cobble Hill Historic District

NEW YORK LANDMARKS PRESERVATION FOUNDATION COBBLE HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT COBBLE HILL IS AN EXCEPTIONALLY RICH DISTRICT, BOTH HISTORICALLY AND ARCHITECTURALLY. JENNIE JEROME, THE MOTHER OF WINSTON ...

NEW YORK LANDMARKS PRESERVATION FOUNDATION

COBBLE HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT

COBBLE HILL IS AN EXCEPTIONALLY RICH DISTRICT, BOTH HISTORICALLY AND ARCHITECTURALLY. JENNIE JEROME, THE MOTHER OF WINSTON CHURCHILL, WAS BORN AT 197 AMITY STREET IN 1854. AMONG THE DISTINGUISHED ARCHITECTS' WORK REPRESENTED HERE IS 296 CLINTON STREET, THE 1843 HOME OF RICHARD UPJOHN, ARCHITECT OF WALL STREET'S TRINITY CHURCH; AND THE 1852 ST. FRANCIS CABRINI CHAPEL ON DEGRAW STREET BY MINARD LAFEVER, ARCHITECT OF SAILORS' SNUG HARBOR. THE HOME BUILDINGS ON HICKS STREET, WARREN STREET, AND BALTIC STREET, THE ARCHITECTURALLY DISTINGUISHED TOWER BUILDINGS, AND THE WORKINGMEN'S COTTAGES ON WARREN PLACE WERE AMONG THE FIRST PLANNED LOW-INCOME HOUSING IN THE NATION WHEN THEY WERE BUILT IN THE LATE 1870'S. AT THAT TIME, RENT FOR A FOUR ROOM APARTMENT WAS $1.93 PER WEEK.

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