Audubon Park Historic District

STATUS Designated Historic District

611 West 158th Street

STYLE: Beaux-Arts, Renaissance Revival, Medieval, Mediterranean Revival

Beaux-Arts Medieval Mediterranean Revival Renaissance Revival Washington ... VIEW ALL

Designated May 12, 2009

The Audubon Park Historic District, located in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, is comprised of 19 large apartment houses and one free-standing duplex house.

The district has many notable apartment buildings including ‘The Sutherland’ at 611 West 158th Street designed by Emery Roth which was designed in the Beaux-Arts and Renaissance Revival style. Other styles seen in the district are Medieval and Mediterranean Revival and Arts and Crafts, with details of elaborate pressed metal cornices, green Mission-style tile, molded terra-cotta window surrounds and arched entryways.

Audubon Park is named for John James Audubon (1785-1851), the famous naturalist and illustrator of birds.

STATUS Designated Historic District

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The neighborhood is named for Fort Washington, a fortification constructed at the highest point on the island of Manhattan by Continental Army troops during the American Revolutionary War, to defend the area from the British forces.

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“I don’t know what the City would be without HDC. [They] testified before LPC time after time and helped us focus on the right issues. We would not be an historic district without HDC! ”

Doreen Gallo: DUMBO Neighborhood Alliance

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Fern Luskin: Lamartine Place Historic District; Friends of Lamartine Place & Gibbons Underground Railroad Site

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“HDC provided guidance and shared information during that process—we knew which Council members were going one way or another and we changed a few minds. I don’t think NoHo would have had as cohesive a district had it not been for HDC’s aid.”

Zella Jones: NoHo Historic District; NoHo East; and NoHo Extension

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“I remember Richard saying at a meeting, we have someone here from HDC, Nadezhda Williams, Director of Preservation and Research, to help us. She said to us, ‘You are not the only ones going through this.’ HDC included us in an enormous community”

Erika Petersen: West End Preservation Society