Designated: June 23, 2020
Located between Lafayette Avenue and Garrison Avenue in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, the Manida Street Historic District consists of 42 semi-detached row houses executed in a modest Renaissance Revival style, some combined with elements of the Flemish Revival style. The block is an impressive example of the early-20th century development that occurred in the neighborhood in response to transportation improvements and rapid industrialization.
Two development companies, both operated by architect and builder James F. Meehan, built the 42 houses by the spring of 1909. Meehan served as architect for the houses on the west side and hired the architectural firm of Daube & Kreymborg to design the houses on the east side. The semi-detached houses share a uniform style and form with rounded projecting bays and mirror-image facades.
STATUS Designated Historic District
Jan 23, 2020
Announcing the 2020 Six to Celebrate
“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
“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
“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
“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
"HDC has begun a series of projects to highlight the Bronx's architectural and cultural history. From booklet's and research highlighting specific sites and historic districts to the HDC's symposium in October 2018 to the latest community-based committee to look into further possible sites to qualify for landmarking, the HDC has established projects that will serve the Bronx community well."
City Lore, Folklorist
Bronx Music Heritage Center, Co-Artistic Director
"Welcome2TheBronx is grateful for the advocacy done by the Historic Districts Council on behalf of the people of The Bronx. Through their deep connections and understanding of the importance of preserving our local histories, The Bronx has been able to have several spotlights shown on endangered communities as gentrification creeps into the borough."
Ed García Conde,
founder and Executive Director,