Designated July 23, 1974
Expanded December 21, 1993
Several building types can be found within this district built primarily from the late 1870s to the early 1930s. Brick and brownstone row houses were built in the last decades of the 19th century in the neo-Grec, Romanesque Revival and Renaissance Revival styles.
After Andrew Carnegie moved into his mansion on Fifth Avenue in 1901, other large, freestanding townhouses and mansions in neo-Classical and neo-Federal styles sprung up and the area became the city’s prime residential neighborhood. Flats buildings, apartment hotels and apartment buildings began being built with Hotel Graham in 1890 and continued into the 1930s.
STATUS Designated Historic District
“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
“Use HDC as a resource because they know what they are doing and can offer advice on how to go about creating a district from every front: architectural, political, LPC, and the media. I had floundered prior to my involvement with this invaluable organization.”
Fern Luskin: Lamartine Place Historic District; Friends of Lamartine Place & Gibbons Underground Railroad Site
“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
“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