Manhattan Landmarks-Metropolitan Museum

Metropolitan Museum

Central Park was completed in 1878 and the Metropolitan Museum of Art two years later, but the real construction of this elegant neighborhood did not begin until the late 1890s. By the end of the 19th century, “Millionaires’ Mile” with elegant mansions and row houses in picturesque styles had grown along Fifth Avenue and its side streets. Luxury Art Deco apartment buildings were added in the 1920s. Designated September 20, 1977.


Title: Looking Northwest at East 78th Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue 2

Borough: Manhattan

Historic District: Metropolitan Museum

Keywords: residential, stone, column, entryway, bay window, detail

Description: View of residences on the north side of East 78th Street

Image #2684

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