52nd Police Precinct Station House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

3016 Webster Avenue

ARCHITECT: Stoughton & Stoughton


DATE: 1904-06

Designated June 18, 1974

3016 Webster Avenue
Stoughton & Stoughton
1904-06
When the East Bronx was annexed in 1898, its population grew rapidly and this area was in need of police protection, which led to the construction of the 52nd Police Precinct. The red brick Italian Renaissance Revival villa features a square tower with projecting eaves and blue and white terra-cotta clocks on three of its sides, protected by pitched roofs with wooden bracket supports. The Police station was designated a New York City Individual Landmark in 1974 and was added to the State and National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

52ND POLICE PRECHICT STATION HOUSE, 3016 Webster Avenue, The Bronx. Built 1904 -06, architects Stoughton & Stoughton.
Landmark Site· Borough of The Bronx Tax Map Block 3325, Lot 5.
June 18, 1974
Loca.ted on Webster Avenue at the junction of Bronx Park and Mosholu Parkway
The 52nd Precinct (known as the 41st Precinct at the time of its construction 1904-06)
*The 52nd Police Precinct Station House is a three-story red brick structure, approximately fifty ‘by eighty feet in size. The south facade is dominated by a centrally located. twenty–one foot square clock tower with boldly projecting eaves and triple openings beneath — recalling a Tuscan villa. The upper portion of this tower is accented on its three free sides by large polychrome terra-cotta clock faces. Each clock face is set in a central recessed arch and protected by a little pitched roof supported on wooden brackets. These are painted a deep green, as are all the other roof brackets and overhanging eaves. The lower recessed portions of the clock tower are filled with paired windows and terra-cotta plaques. Similar terra-cotta plaques are used between the second and third story windows on the southern and western facades of the building. Added interest is provided by the diaper patterned brickwork on the upper floor of all but the northern facade. The walls on the ground floor are laid in Flemish bond and are separated from the upper section by a stone bandcourse which runs all around the building below the second story windows. On the southern and western facades of the ground floor, round­arched windows are set within rectangular frames, with cobalt-blue tiles filling the spandrels.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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