Henry Clay and Adelaide Childs Frick House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

1 East 70th Street and 10 East 71st Street

ARCHITECT: Carrère & Hastings

DATE: 1913-14

Manhattan Upper East Side

Set in spacious grounds and surrounded by retaining walls, this great mansion, presents a striking picture of imposing grandeur and architectural distinction on Fifth Avenue, where it occupies the entire blockfront between 70th and 71st Streets. Built as the residence of Henry Clay Frick, it has been a museum since 1935. The entrance to The Frick Collection is at No. 1 East 70th Street. Adjoining the mansion to the east and connected to it at basement level, is the newer Frick Art Reference Library Building at No. 10 East 71st Street.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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Jun 25, 2018

[email protected] – Testimony for Hearing on June 26, 2018

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Jun 4, 2015

The Frick Collection Rethinks Its Expansion Plan

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Oct 8, 2014

HDC @ LPC: Historic Districts Council Statement on the Proposed Frick Expansion

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