Riverside-West 105th Street Historic District

STATUS Designated Historic District

RIverside Dr & West 105th Street

DATE: 1899-1902

STYLE: Beaux-Arts

Beaux-Arts Manhattan Upper West Side

Designated April 19, 1973

The District comprises the property bounded by: the southern property lines of 302 through 320 West 105th Street; the western property line of 320 West 105th Street, West 105th Street, Riverside Drive, West 106th Street; the eastern property lines of 322 West 106th Street and of 336, 335 and 334 Riverside Drive; the northern property lines of 321 through 301 West 105th Street; the eastern property line of 301 West 105th Street, West 105th Street; and the eastern property line of 302 West 105th Street.

The houses along 105th Street are all well-preserved, of the same height and set back an equal distance from the building line. Their entrances, of the English basement type, are located at street level. Strong horizontal lines are provided by the cornices, wrought iron balconies and mansard roofs. Together, these elements reinforce the visual integrity of the facades , while the bowed fronts of the masonry bays create a gentle rhythm along the street as it slopes down to the terrace above the Drive. The houses on Riverside Drive and on 106th Street,though generally taller, are equally imposing.

*Excerpt from the Landmarks Preservation Commission

STATUS Designated Historic District

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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