Save Leland Castle, College of New Rochelle, NR, NY

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Save Leland Castle, College of New Rochelle, NR, NY

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Nina Arron started this petition to New Rochelle City Council

Leland Castle, a beautiful historic building in New Rochelle, NY remains unprotected and at risk due to the planned sale of the 15.6 acre campus of the former College of New Rochelle on which is stands. The New Rochelle Preservation Coalition, a group of concerned citizens, seeks adoption of a City Ordinance granting local landmark status to the Castle, and potentially other campus buildings as well. Preservation of the architecturally unique exteriors of the Castle and other buildings depends on action by the City Council as a private owner is not obligated to maintain the appearance of a building in the absence of local landmarking or historic district status. We thank the City of New Rochelle for placing the Local Landmarking Nomination of Leland Castle on the September 18, 2019 agenda of the Historical and Landmarks Review Board (HLRB). This is a critical first step of the City protecting this landmark, but more is needed. As noted above, we are asking that the City approve and adopt legislation to protect Leland Castle as soon as possible. We also ask that the City lead efforts to provide the necessary State and/or Federal protection for the College of New Rochelle quad and additional historic buildings on the campus to allow local landmarking to follow. Buildings of historic significance include Chidwick, Maura, Holy Family Chapel, Brescia, and the Mother Irene Gill Memorial Library.

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