Wednesday, November 18, 2009

City Acquires Landmark Bowne House

I'd been wanting to post about this. Slightly old news now, but still exciting none the less. I'll try to post updates as they come. Here's a blurb from the City Room blog:

New York City has taken ownership of the Bowne House, a 17th-century Anglo-Dutch structure in Flushing, Queens, that is a major symbol of the growth of religious freedom in America. The change in ownership, announced on Wednesday, clears the way for the wood-framed building, which has been closed for some time because of its poor condition, to undergo a major renovation and to be reopened by 2012.

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