Clinton Hill mansion saved by landmark status

The Landmarks Commission has voted unanimously to preserve a Clinton Hill mansion, putting a stop to a developer?s demolition and rebuilding plans.The Italian-style mansion is

CLINTON HILL - The Landmarks Commission has voted unanimously to preserve a Clinton Hill mansion, putting a stop to a developer?s demolition and rebuilding plans.The Italian-style mansion is a well-known structure to Brooklyn residents. The house was built in 1850 and was home to the controversial religious leader, Father Divine. With its new landmark status, developer Chris Morris, who bought the property for $3 million this summer, will not be able to go through with his plans to tear down the mansion and build condos in its place.Clinton Hill residents say they are happy about the decision, and say they would like to see the house turned into a viewing museum.

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