Support Rolls in for Saving For 50 West 13th Street, Home of Theater and African American Civil Rights History
Our campaign to save the 175-year-old 50 West 13th Street from likely demolition is gaining steam. The longtime home of the 13th Street Repertory Theatre and, according to our research, the home for decades in the 19th century of one of New York’s leading African American citizens and civil-rights leaders needs the landmark protection we are calling for from New York City to preserve and protect its history. The City has thus far refused to do so.
However, in recent weeks the effort has gained support from Borough President Gale Brewer, the Preservation League of New York State, the Historic Districts Council, and leading African American history scholar Sylviane A. Diouf.
Tell the City this critical history must be saved: