Community members in Bayside no longer have to worry about the possible overdevelopment or radical changes to a collection of artfully designed Tudor apartments.
The City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LCP) voted unanimously Tuesday to landmark the Hawthorne Court Apartments, which are located on the corner of 216th Street and 43rd Avenue.
Designed by respected architect Benjamin Braunstein, the Tudor-style homes were built in 1930 and 1931. The architect arranged the homes into two groups with varying sizes, surrounding a courtyard.
“This charming and ornate complex is a fine example of the Tudor Revival style, and provides a critical narrative of Bayside’s transformation to a commuter suburb after the completion of the railroad tunnel to Manhattan in 1910,” LPC Chair Meenakshi Srinivasan said.
It is not the first time the Hawthorne Court Apartment buildings have received recognition for their architecture. In 1931, the Queens Chamber of Commerce selected the homes for an award for “excellence in design and civic value.”