Manhattan Avenue Historic District

STATUS Designated Historic District

Manhattan Avenue, between West 104th and 106th Streets

DATE: 1868

STYLE: Queen Anne, Romanesque Revival

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Designated May 15, 2007

The Manhattan Avenue Historic District is located west of Central Park, between West 104th and 106th Streets. Opened in 1868 then known as ‘New’ Avenue, it received its current name in 1884.

There are forty buildings in the district, including 37 three-story row houses, one six-story apartment building and two early twentieth century buildings built by General Memorial Hospital for the Treatment of Cancer and Allied Diseases, originally known as the New-York Cancer Hospital, which is a designated New York City Landmark.

The brick and stone-faced houses were designed in the Queen Anne and Romanesque Revival styles, and include stoops with iron railings, terra-cotta reliefs, projecting metal bay windows, and unusual cornices, frequently crowned by sunburst pediments.

STATUS Designated Historic District

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Upper West Side

The Upper West Side is located along the western side of Central Park from 59th Street to 110th Street. The Upper West Side has several Historic Districts and Individual Landmarks.

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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

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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

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