854, 856, 858 West End Avenue Houses & 254 West 102nd Street House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

854 West End Avenue

ARCHITECT: Schneider & Herter

DATE: 1892-93

Manhattan Upper West Side

This group of rowhouses is the sole surviving example of a type of site planning used on several corner plots along West End Avenue in the early 1890s where a group of houses facing the Avenue featured a prominent corner house and an additional house was built facing the side street behind the Avenue-facing houses. The group of residences was built in 1892-93 during the first period of intense residential development for the comfortable professional class along the northern portion of West End Avenue where the suburban qualities of landscaped streets, the views of the Hudson River, and the amenities of nearby Riverside Park created a desirable residential area.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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The Upper West Side is located along the western side of Central Park from 59th Street to 110th Street. The Upper West Side has several Historic Districts and Individual Landmarks.

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