Once again, planners are trying to gain city and state approval to turn the historic Tobacco Warehouse into a theater. After trying to years ago, with no success thanks to the US District Court, St Anne’s will be presenting it’s plan to the Landmark Preservation Commission.
The design will give the Tobacco Warehouse a partial roof, housing a theater and a room for community meetings, with the original brick walls showing. St Ann’s has come up with a terrific design but still leaving some with a bad taste in their mouth. This beautiful piece of history is 153 years old and some public want it left the same even though other changes have taken place. The debate over past, present, and future presses on. How do you feel about changes in historic buildings? Leave them alone or time to move on?
St. Ann’s Warehouse is a performing arts institution in Brooklyn, New York