50th Police Precinct Station House (Former) (40th Police Precinct Station House)

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark


ARCHITECT: Arthur J. Horgan and Vincent J. Slattery

DATE: 1900

STYLE: Beaux-Arts

Designed in 1900, and built from 1901 to 1902 by the New York architects Arthur J. Horgan and Vincent J. Slattery, the former 50th Precinct Police Station House is prominently sited at the intersection of Kingsbridge Terrace and Summit Place. Its style, scale, materials of construction, direct relation to the street, and ornament contribute to the monumental character, which distinguished the building from the surrounding b-Kl- and three-story frame structures of rapidly expanding Kingsbridge. A symbol of the authority of the police force and of the presence of municipal government in early 20th century Kingsbridge, and an exemplar of Beaux-Arts principles of composition, the building should be seen within the context of the City Beautiful Movement. 1 Historical interest in the building further derives from its being among the best surviving works of an architectural firm that was very much in the public eye at the turn-of-thecentury.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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