Uncovering the history of University Heights

With the aid of a $10,000 Preserve New York grant from the Preservation League of New York State and the New York State Council of the Arts, the University District Community Development Association (UDCDA) has hired kta preservation specialists to conduct a reconnaissance survey of the University Heights district.  Research and documentation are currently underway, and the area already looks promising for potential listing on the National Register. 

kta's own Preservation Specialist, Annie Schentag, stated the following in the press release this week:

"We are thrilled to be working with the UDCDA on this project, and we’re already in the process of uncovering some exciting history about the establishment of the neighborhood by multiple real estate developers.  The University Heights district contains a substantial amount of early-twentieth-century architecture that demonstrates its historical significance as a series of planned residential subdivisions at the northern edge of the city from 1900-1940."

The rest of the press release can be read here.