Claremont Stables

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

175 West 89th Street

ARCHITECT: Frank A. Rooke

DATE: 1892

STYLE: Romanesque Revival

Manhattan Romanesque Revival Upper West Side

Built in 1892, the Claremont Stables was designed in the then popular Romanesque Revival style by Frank A. Rooke. Now the oldest functioning commercial stable in Manhattan, it was constructed as a livery stable containing space for horse stalls and carriage storage. There horses and carriages could be had for hire, and horses could be boarded for a fixed rate.

Claremont is a rare survivor of a once common building type, and its rarity is enhanced because virtually all other stables that survive in Manhattan have been converted to other uses or stand vacant. Rooke’s Romanesque Revival style design is distinguished by such characteristics as five arched bays at the ground story with the large central bay for horse traffic, arched window openings at the upper stories, and bands of fretwork encompassing the word “Claremont” which surmounts the whole.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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