Bowne Street Community Church prioritized for landmark designation

Flickr/Nick Normal
Flickr/Nick Normal

The Landmark Preservation Commission voted to prioritize the Bowne Street Community Church at 143-11 Roosevelt Avenue for landmark designation.

The church was one of three Queens sites to be prioritized on Tuesday, including the Pepsi-Cola sign in Long Island City and the Lydia Ann Bell House in Bayside.

Councilman Peter Koo, who chairs the council’s landmarks committee, praised the decision.

“For more than a decade, the community has waited for a decision regarding the Bowne Street Community Church,” Koo said in a statement. “Yesterday, we finally took one long-awaited step closer to realizing actual landmark status for one of Flushing’s most historical buildings.”

“With a landmark designation, we will ensure the Bowne Street Community Church will not be lost to future generations,” he added. “I look forward to expressing my support at the upcoming hearing.”

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