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Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman’s BK house not worthy of landmark status, city says Poet didn’t spend enough time there, according to Landmarks

Walt Whitman and 99 Ryerson Street

Famed poet Walt Whitman may have spent some tim上海千花网论坛

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e in Brooklyn, but the city has ruled it wasn’t enough time to make his house a landmark.

Whitman spent part of his life in Clinton Hill at 99 Ryerson Street, but the Landmarks Preservation Commission has determined that, because he lived there for a short amount of time and because the home now looks markedly different, it is not worthy of being a landmark, according to Brownstoner.

Whitman’s mother bought the Brooklyn house on May 24, 1855, and sold 上海龙凤论坛

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it six months later, according to the commission. This means that Whitman was living there when his most famous work “Leaves of Grass” was published.

Lawyer, poet and preservationist Brad Vogel had su上海千花网论坛

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bmitted a request for evaluation to the commission in October, and the 爱上海同城论坛

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organization’s decision did offer some hope for the future, saying that “we remain open to further evaluation should additional information come to light.”

Vogel told Brownstoner he is not going to give up the fight.

“The commission rejected our initial request for evaluation, but this is not over — not by any means,” he said. “99 Ryerson Street is an incredibly significant building.” [Brownstoner] – Eddie Small

Tags: landmark, landmarks preservation commission, Residential Real Estate
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