St. Mark’s Historic District and Extension

STATUS Designated Historic District

131 E 10th St

DATE: 1795-1861

STYLE: Federal, Anglo-Italianate

Anglo-Italianate East Village Federal Manhattan

Designated January 14, 1969
Extended June 19, 1984

The St. Mark’s historic district, once part of Governor Peter Stuyvesant’s 17th-century farm, was subdivided and partly developed by his great-grandson. St. Mark’s-Church-in-the-Bowery, begun in 1795, is the oldest site of worship in Manhattan. The home of Nicholas William Stuyvesant also dates to 1795. The Stuyvesant-Fish House, constructed in 1803-1804, is one of the city’s grandest Federal residences. Renwick Triangle, a collection brownstone-trimmed, brick Anglo-Italianate buildings from 1861 are attributed to James Renwick, Jr.

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 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

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“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

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“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