From my perspective the most important building to preserved is located between Linden St. and Bushwick Ave. This building is important for preservation because is has original details, and its styles are based in two totally different historically styles. Having two totally different styles in the same building makes it unique and historically more valuable. This combination looks good and is important for historical preservation. The pink house in Cornelia st. (56 Cornelia) is also important for preservation because its style is also totally different from the other styles of architecture in the area. This house is small, but had extravagant ornamentation. Most parts of this house are original, but overall the house is a remarkable historic building.The Masonic temple is the last (but not least) building that I think is important to preservation. This temple has original elements associated with important organizations or companies that have had great influences in Bushwick and in New York.
Conservation of buildings also has another meaning and that is to “save” history. As the history sources become scarcer it is important to learn how to save history. One way is preserving buildings. Today there are many ways to preserve buildings. It is important for all people to realize the need for conserving historic architecture. It is impossible to the civilization continue forward if we don’t preserve and learn from the history from where we came.
Elmer R.-New York City Academy of Urban Planning