Designated June 2, 1992
Designation List 245 LP-1809
62nd POLICE PRECINCT STATION HOUSE (now 41st Police Precinct Station House) 1086 Simpson Street, Borough of The Bronx. Built 1912-14; Hazzard, Erskine & Blagden, architects.
Landmark Site: Borough of The Bronx Tax Map Block 2727, Lot 17.
The 62nd Police Precinct Station House, commissioned by Rhinelander Waldo, the new Commissioner of the Police Department was designed by the architectural firm of Hazzard, Erskine & Blagden in the neo-Renaissance style. This station house, with its monumental ground-story arcade of bold, bull-nosed rustication and contrasting upper stories of smooth-faced ashlar limestone, was built in 1912-14 for a new police precinct in the West Farms area of the Bronx, then undergoing rapid development and increase in population. The three-story limestone Simpson Avenue facade is surmounted by a richly ornamented terra-cotta cornice and broad-eaved hipped roof ( originally of green tile) evoking the fifteenth- and early sixteenth-century palaces of Florence and Rome.
STATUS Designated Individual Landmark
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