historic preservation

St. Mark’s has been a leader in historic preservation in New York City for more than five decades. Former Rector Rev. David Garcia served on the New York City Landmarks Commission and today our historic Rectory is home to the Neighborhood Preservation Center, which offers a unique place, office space, and resource center that shares information and facilitates exchange among those working to improve and protect neighborhoods.

The Center is home to three resident projects:

The St. Mark’s Historic Landmark Fund is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the landmarked St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery site and sponsoring the Neighborhood Preservation Center project.

The Historic Districts Council works to ensure the preservation of significant historic neighborhoods, buildings and public spaces in New York city, uphold the integrity of the NYC Landmarks Law, and further the preservation ethic.

The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation works to preserve the architectural heritage and cultural history of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo and is committed to protecting the sense of place and human scale that define the Village’s unique community.