Chelsea Historic District and Extension

STATUS Designated Historic District


ARCHITECT: Clement Clark Moore

DATE: 1807-1930

STYLE: Gothic Revival, Greek Revival, Italianate

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Designated September 15, 1970
Extended February 3, 1981

Part of Clement Clark Moore’s former country estate, he developed and planned Chelsea after the Commissioners’ Plan of 1807-1811 cut an avenue and streets through his land. At its center is the General Theological Seminary and St. Peter’s, a country Gothic Revival church consecrated in 1832. Cushman Row, a row of Greek Revival town houses, dates to 1839-1840. Later, Italianate row houses were built. Apartment houses began being built in the 1890s, and a few modern buildings from the 1930s round out the district.

STATUS Designated Historic District

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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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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