Morris High School Historic District

STATUS Designated Historic District

1100 Boston Rd

DATE: 1901; 1900-04; 1874

STYLE: Collegiate Gothic, Free Classical

Bronx Collegiate Gothic Free Classical Morrisania

Designated December 21, 1982

Morris High School, a masterpiece of Collegiate Gothic style, was constructed in 1901, and its surrounding blocks of Free Classical style, two- and three-story brick houses were built primarily between 1900 and 1904. The oldest structure in the district is Trinity Episcopal Church, begun in 1874 and redecorated in the High Gothic style in 1906.

STATUS Designated Historic District

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Morrisania

The historic township of Morrisania became residential area in the late 19th Century. The development of Morrisania began in the mid-to-late nineteenth century, as a result of the New York & Harlem Railroad connecting Manhattan and the Bronx in the 1840s and the opening of...

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Doreen Gallo: DUMBO Neighborhood Alliance

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Fern Luskin: Lamartine Place Historic District; Friends of Lamartine Place & Gibbons Underground Railroad Site

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Zella Jones: NoHo Historic District; NoHo East; and NoHo Extension

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Erika Petersen: West End Preservation Society