Metropolitan Museum Historic District

Metropolitan Museum Historic District

Metropolitan Museum Historic District

Borough and State: Manhattan, New YorkListed: 1977

Type of district: certified local historic district

Main Intersection: 5th Avenue and East 81st Street

 Metropolitan Museum LPC Historic District Report

 Metropolitan Museum LPC Historic District Map


The Metropolitan Museum Historic District is named for the nearby Metropolitan Museum of Art. This district is comprised primarily of residential buildings erected between the late 1860s and early 1930s. The district remains a cohesive, remarkable ensemble of late 19th and early 20th century residential buildings, reflecting the changing styles and types of accommodations offered in New York from 1867 to 1930. The district features 124 buildings that contribute to its significance. They are town houses, mansions, apartment buildings and hotels displaying a range of architectural styles including examples of Queen Anne, Italianate, Beaux Arts, Art Deco, and the Greek, Renaissance, and Federal revivals.