Home of Legendary Photographer Gordon Parks Slated for Historical Landmark

The Greenburgh Town Board has taken steps to designate 15 Adams Place as a local Historic Landmark. This is the house that was lived in by legendary African American photographer, filmmaker, writer and composer Gordon Parks.

Mr. Parks wrote about this house in his memoir A HUNGRY HEART. In the memoir, published in 2005, Mr. Parks describes the bungalow in the suburbs — its large room with a skylight — and huge windows added to the original home purchased by Mr. Parks. The house is originally of a Tudor cottage style (1929). It was renovated by Mr. Parks in the 1950s to include extra bedrooms and an extended family room with a fireplace overlooking the patio and in-ground swimming pool.

Mr. Parks was an historic figure in American history. He spent some of his most formative and creative years in the Adams Place house which creatively has left its mark on American history and inspired generations of filmmakers and photographers. The Town Board will vote to refer the designation to the Planning Board for its recommendations and advice. Preserving and protecting this historic property is of great importance, according to Town Supervisor Paul Feiner.

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