Borough and State: Manhattan, New York
Listed: Local historic district in 2002, extended in 2004; National Register historic district in 2003 (National Register boundaries are larger than local historic district boundaries.)
Type of district: National Register historic district, local historic district
Main Intersection: East 37th Street and Lexington Avenue
The Murray Hill Historic District is located in Midtown. It is a residential district composed primarily of pre-Civil-War row houses and later apartment buildings. Murray Hill includes some of Manhattan’s oldest surviving brownstone-faced row houses, a building type that is usually associated with the late-19th-century development of northern Manhattan. Most of the row houses are Italianate in style.
The district is characterized by unbroken blocks of residences, each 3 stories above a raised basement and built between 1886 and 1896, which represent a succession of styles that dominated American domestic architecture during the last 15 years of the 19th century: Greek Revival, Queen Anne, Romanesque and Renaissance Revival.