Central Park West-76th Street Historic District

STATUS Designated Historic District

Central Park West-76th Street

DATE: 1887-98

STYLE: Neo-Italian Renaissance, French Neo-Grec, Romanesque Revival, French Beaux-Arts

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Designated April 19, 1973

The Central Park West-76th Street Historic District is 76th Street from Central Park West to roughly Columbus Avenue, and extends partially to 77th Street.

The first buildings here were two rows of houses built in 1887, and the district was largely completed 1898. The district is made up of a variety of buildings (town houses, apartment houses, a museum and a church) in a variety of late-19th century styles (Neo-Grec, Renaissance Revival, Romanesque Revival, Gothic Revival and especially French Beaux-Arts). Their facades express affluence and prestige. The elegance of their designs, together with their handsome details, lend special interest and pleasure to this fine street.

STATUS Designated Historic District

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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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“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

Local Voices

“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