Upper East Side Historic District and Extension

STATUS Designated Historic District

Upper East Side

DATE: 1860-80; 1880-1910; 1911

STYLE: Italianate, Greek Revival, Beaux-Arts, French Renaissance

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Designated May 19, 1981
Extended March 2010

One of the city’s largest historic districts, the Upper East Side was built in three phases. From the 1860s to 1880, Italianate and Greek Revival brownstones, still found on side streets, were constructed. Luxurious Beaux-Arts and French Renaissance mansions were built for the wealthiest of New York City families between 1880 and 1910. Luxury apartment buildings began to grow in the early teens.

 

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

Local Voices

“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

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