NYC Landmarks 70 5th Ave and Holyrood Episcopal Church-Iglesia Santa Cruz

New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to designate Holyrood Episcopal Church-Iglesia Santa Cruz, which houses the Dominican Women’s Development Center and serves the neighborhood, and the Educational Building, which housed the early national hq of the NAACP, the National Civil Liberties Bureau, the League for the Abolition of Capital Punishment and the Citizens’ National Committee for Sacco-Vanzetti.

From NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission via Gothamist:

“LPC is committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion in our designations,” said Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair Sarah Carroll. “As part of our equity framework launched earlier this year, we are prioritizing designations like 70 Fifth Avenue and Holyrood Episcopal Church-Iglesia Santa Cruz, to make sure that we are telling the stories of all New Yorkers. 70 Fifth Avenue recognizes the important contributions of the NAACP, as well as many progressive organizations that advanced social justice and equity and Holyrood Episcopal Church recognizes the history of New York City’s Latino community in Upper Manhattan.”

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