Pastor Laments Landmarking of Own Church

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The West-Park Presbyterian Church, built in the 1880s and designed by Leopold Eidlitz and Henry Kilburn, was designated a landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Commission last month by a unanimous vote. Awkwardly, it was the congregation leadership itself (including Pastor Robert Brashear) who had hoped to team up with a developer in order to transform the deteriorating sandstone structure into something new. [The Architect's Newspaper]