“The Landmarks Preservation Commission recognizes that the new portion of the Friends Seminary School (located at 220 East 16 Street) is wholly used for school purposes and that in the years ahead expansion or a change may be required, entailing alterations to the existing structure or the creation of another structure on this portion of the Seminary property. The designation of this Historic District is not intended to freeze the present structure, prevent future appropriate alterations or the creation of a new structure to meet the changing requirements of the school. The Commission wishes to state that it recognizes the potential need for these changes and looks forward to working with the Society of Friends should they ever desire to make them.”

–  Stuyvesant Square Historic District Designation Report 1975, Statement by the Commission