Riverdale Historic District

STATUS Designated Historic District


DATE: 1930-50

STYLE: Colonial Revival

Bronx Colonial Revival Riverdale

Designated October 16, 1990

Riverdale was founded in 1852 when a group of wealthy businessmen purchased the land and parceled it into seven estates. Five of these original homes survive, variously altered in the 19th and 20th centuries, as does much of the landscaping and topography. New homes were built as the estates were subdivided in the twentieth century, mainly 1930’s and 1950’s, often in the Colonial Revival style.

STATUS Designated Historic District

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Local Voices

“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 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