Save 50 West 13th St, home of the 13th Street Repertory Theatre

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  • LPC Chair Sarah Carroll
  • Mayor Bill de Blasio

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I urge you to support landmark designation of 50 West 13th Street, home of the 13th Street Repertory Theatre

Dear [Decision Maker],

I strongly urge you to support landmark designation of 50 W. 13th St., home of the 13th St. Repertory Theatre. With the recent death of theater founder Edith O'Hara, the building's future is very much threatened, and this critical piece of New York history should be preserved.

Built in 1846-47, this three and half story rowhouse retains distinctive and unusual Greek Revival architectural detailing from the first half of the 19th century. Home to an Off-Off Broadway theater for more than 60 years, it also played an incredibly important role in the development of theater in New York, including African-American and LGBTQ theater. The 13th Street Repertory Theatre, located here since 1972, helped launch the careers of Bette Midler, Barry Manilow, Chazz Palminteri, Richard Dreyfus, Christopher Meloni, and many others. It was also the home of the longest running play in Off Off Broadway Theater history, Israel Horovitz's 'Line.'

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
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