Designated July 12, 1977
The Central Park West-West 73rd-74th Street Historic District runs along the north side of 73rd street and the south side of 74th street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. Development of this block began in the 1880s.
Late 19th-century town houses, some designed by Henry J. Hardenbergh, architect of the Dakota, line the streets of this district. Early covenants specified setbacks and height restrictions. The district is comprised of Beaux-Arts and Neo-Georgian row houses and a neo-Gothic apartment building. The 1904-1907 Langham, a large Beaux-Arts luxury apartment building, is also in the district.
STATUS Designated Historic District
Upper West Side
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.Explore the Neighborhood >
“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