Designated February 15, 1966
BARTOW-PELL MANSION, Pelham Bay Park, Shore Road (north of Bartow Circle and City Island Avenue), Borough of The Bronx. Begun 1836, completed 1842.
Landmark Site: Borough of The Bronx Tax Map Block 5650, Lot l
This large dignified country house of local stone with cast iron balconies is one of the finest Greek Revival Period houses in this region. This excellently proportioned mansion with its handsome interiors and fine garden, with a small family burial ground, is one of the pleasantest country seats in New York City. The house is owned by the City and is under the jurisdiction of the Parks Department. It is leased to the International Garden Club which has restored it and now maintains it. In 1946 it was opened to the public as a house museum.
STATUS Designated Individual Landmark
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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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Zella Jones: NoHo Historic District; NoHo East; and NoHo Extension
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