Riverside Drive-West 80th-81st Street Historic District

STATUS Designated Historic District

Riverside Drive-W 80th-81st Street

ARCHITECT: Charles H. Israel and Clarence F. True

DATE: 1892-99

STYLE: Beaux-Arts, Romanesque Revival, Neo-Classical

Beaux-Arts Neo-Classical Riverside Drive Romanesque Revival ... VIEW ALL

Designated March 26, 1985

Thirty-two row and town houses designed mainly by Charles H. Israel and Clarence F. True between 1892 and 1899 are found in this district. The buildings exhibit a very free, eclectic take on Revival styles with such details as bowfronts, oriels, parapets, leaded glass windows, terra-cotta, tile and wrought iron. Three turn-of-the-century tenement buildings, in the Beaux-Arts and Romanesque Revival styles, and one neo-Classical apartment building from the 1920s are also in the district.

STATUS Designated Historic District

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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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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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