NYC LandMarks Preservation Commission
Request for Evaluation
"The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is responsible for identifying and designating the special buildings and sites that represent the architectural, historical and cultural heritage of New York City. The Commission’s Research Department accepts suggestions from the public regarding potential historic resources throughout the five boroughs. If a property appears to rise to the level of significance necessary to be considered for Landmark designation, the agency may conduct additional research, and may recommend it for consideration by the Commission." Here are the Landmarks Preservation Commission application steps.
The Hunts Point Slave Burial Ground Project has submitted an application to the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission!
Here is an example of the LPC Request for Evaluation that you can use yourself!
LPC Application PhotoGRAPHs
The following photographs are part of the LPC Request for Evaluation, which request "current photographs of the site Photographs should comprehensively reflect current conditions." The photographs document the burial site from 360 degrees, including from the north, south, east, and west.
Interested in Developing a Landmarks Preservation Commission Application for aNOTHER Site?
The HPSBG Curriculum has a wealth of resources to help you research, validate, and advocate for local, state, and national recognition. For some lesson ideas and tips, check out the NYC Landmarks Preservation Lesson Page.
VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE HUNTS POINT SLAVE BURIAL GROUND
Find the weeping willow tree, and you shall be viewing the site of the final resting place of enslaved individuals. The fenced in cemetery with visible headstones (behind you) includes the landowners and 'owners' of the enslaved.