Manhattan Landmarks- Carnegie Hill Historic District/ Carnegie Hill Extension

Carnegie Hill Historic District/ Carnegie Hill Extension

Several building types can be found within this district built primarily from the late 1870s to the early 1930s. Brick and brownstone row houses were built in the last decades of the 19th century in the Neo-Grec, Romanesque Revival and Renaissance Revival styles. After Andrew Carnegie moved into his mansion on Fifth Avenue in 1901, other large, freestanding townhouses and mansions in Neo-Classical and Neo-Federal styles sprung up and the area became the city’s prime residential neighborhood. Flats buildings, apartment hotels and apartment buildings began being built with Hotel Graham in 1890 and continued into the 1930’s. Designated July 23, 1974, expanded December 21, 1993.

Title: Cooper-Hewitt Museum at 2 East 91st Street Detail

Borough: Manhattan

Historic District: Carnegie Hill

Keywords: Cooper-Hewitt Museum, National Museum of Design, Smithsonian Institution, quoin, fence, ornament, canopy, entry, balcony

Description: Entry canopy detail of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum at 2 East 91st Street

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