New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission voted on Tuesday to have a public hearing on an application to designate Jamaica High School a city landmark.
No date has been set for the hearing, according to a spokeswoman for the commission.
JHS, located at 167-01 Gothic Drive, was the largest school building in the United States when it opened in 1925.
Targeted for closure by the city for poor academic performance, the building now hosts a number of specialized schools.
Famous graduates include Oscar-winning director Francis Ford Coppola, Olympian Bob Beamon, Pulitzer Prize winners Art Buchwald, Gunther Schuller (also a Grammy winner for jazz) and Alan Dugan, Nobel Prize for Medicine winner Gertrude Elion, former Brooklyn Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley and infamous former U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell.