Clay Avenue Historic District

STATUS Designated Historic District


ARCHITECT: Warren Dickerson; Neville & Bagge

DATE: 1909-10

STYLE: Neo-Renaissance, Eclectic

Bronx Neo-Renaissance Neville & Bagge

Designated April 5, 1994

A block of thirty-two turn-of-the-19th-century, semi-detached row houses of brick and rough-cut stone flank Clay Avenue. Most were designed by Warren Dickerson, the architect of some of the finest surviving houses in the borough, in exuberant Neo-Renaissance and Eclectic styles. Three apartment buildings, designed by Neville & Bagge and built between 1909 and 1910, are included in the district.

STATUS Designated Historic District

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