437, 439, 441, 443-445, 447, 449, 451, 453, 455, 457, 459 West 24th Street Houses

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

437, 439, 441, 443-445, 447, 449, 451, 453, 455, 457, 459 West 24th Street

ARCHITECT: Unknown

DATE: 1849-50

STYLE: Greek Revival, Gothic Revival

Chelsea Gothic Revival Greek Revival Manhattan

These dignified residences were part of the expanding Chelsea community. This Included, at the time of building, an imposing row of earlier Greek Revival residences–the original London Terrace–on the northside of 23rd Street, between Ninth and Tenth Avenues and, back to back with it, the modest Gothic Revival row houses known as Chelsea Cottages, on the south side of 24th Street. These narrow little houses, built primarily to house the people employed by the well-to-do merchants on 23rd Street, were erected three years before Nos.437-459 West 24th Street. The latter were built in response to a need for more housing in the area for business and professional people.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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