Landmarks creates Morningside Heights historic district

More than 100 buildings in the area were designated

New York /
Feb.February 22, 2017 08:00 AM

The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to approve a new Morningside Heights historic district Tuesday, with the Cathedral of St. John the Divine receiving individual landmark status.

The commission voted unanimously to designate 116 buildings — including the cathedral — from 109th to 119th streets between Riverside Drive and Amsterdam Avenue, according to DNAinfo. In addition, Landmarks released a 3D online map providing information about each building.

The new district includes townhouses dating back to the 1800s, along with prewar apartments. More than 60 percent of the buildings were constructed between 1900 and 1910.

The first stage of construction at The Cathedral Took Place between 1892 and 1911, and the second phase of French Gothic design, when the nave was completed, ran from 1916 to 1941. A third phase began in 1979, and some work remains unfinished.

The area is “defined by its history more so than almost any other neighborhood,” said Council member Mark Levine. “Its status as a bastion of public institutions dates from two centuries ago, and today, Morningside Heights is home to more world-class academic, cultural, religious and medical institutions than almost any other neighborhood in America.”

Last last year, the commission voted to designate the Sullivan-Thompson Historic District, bringing a decade-long campaign to block unfettered development in Manhattan’s South Village to a close.

[DNAinfo]Miriam Hall


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
The Strand Bookstore and store owner Nancy Bass Wyden (Credit: Getty Images)
Over owner’s protests, city landmarks Strand bookstore
Over owner’s protests, city landmarks Strand bookstore
Revamped design for 550 Madison receives Landmarks’ approval
Revamped design for 550 Madison receives Landmarks’ approval
Revamped design for 550 Madison receives Landmarks’ approval
The Top 10 preservation fights of 2018
The Top 10 preservation fights of 2018
The Top 10 preservation fights of 2018
(iStock)
LI rental review board setting standard for local rental permits
LI rental review board setting standard for local rental permits
Two penthouse apartments were sold at 150 East 78th Street with the intent of combining them (Compass)
Double penthouse asking $33M is priciest listing snapped up
Double penthouse asking $33M is priciest listing snapped up
Ford estate fetches $105M, a Hamptons “record” but far below ask
Ford estate fetches $105M, a Hamptons “record” but far below ask
Ford estate fetches $105M, a Hamptons “record” but far below ask
HRI founder Aaron Carr and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (Facebook, Getty)
Housing Rights probe pins voucher discrimination on VA landlords, brokers
Housing Rights probe pins voucher discrimination on VA landlords, brokers
School and office reopenings led to fewer reservations at the end of summer. (iStock)
Hamptons rental market had strong summer, begins to cool
Hamptons rental market had strong summer, begins to cool
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...