Manhattan Landmarks-Chelsea


Part of Clement Clark Moore’s former country estate, he developed and planned Chelsea after the Commissioners’ Plan of 1807-1811 cut an avenue and streets through his land. At its center is the General Theological Seminary and St. Peter’s, a country Gothic Revival church consecrated in 1832. Cushman Row, a row of Greek Revival town houses, dates to 1839-1840. Later, Italianate row houses were built. Apartment houses began being built in the 1890’s, and a few modern buildings from the 1930’s round out the district. Designated September 15, 1970, expanded February 3, 1981.

Title: Railings on the North Side of West 20th Street between 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue 3

Borough: Manhattan

Historic District: Chelsea

Keywords: Residential, row house, stoop, fence (wrought iron)

Description: Railing detail of row houses on the north side of West 20th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues

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