Longwood Historic District and Extension

STATUS Designated Historic District

730 Kelly St

ARCHITECT: Warren C. Dickerson

DATE: 1897-1900

STYLE: Renaissance, Romanesque Revival

Bronx Renaissance Revival Romanesque Revival

Designated July 8, 1980 and extended February 8, 1983

Primarily residential, this district features houses in Renaissance and Romanesque Revival styles designed by Warren C. Dickerson between 1897 and 1900. They are set back from the street with fenced-in gardens giving the area a sense of openness.

STATUS Designated Historic District

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Longwood

Longwood was originally part of the historic township of Morrisania. Longwood was mostly rural until the late 1800's when plans for an IRT connection between Manhattan and the Bronx were announced. The Longwood Historic District and the Loonwood Historic District Extension feature houses in the...

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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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“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

Local Voices

“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

Local Voices

“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