Sniffen Court Historic District

Sniffen Court Historic District

Sniffen Court Historic District

Borough and State: Manhattan, New York

Listed: 1966

Type of district: National Register historic district, local historic district

Main Intersection: Sniffen Court and East 36th Street

 Sniffen Court National Register Historic District Report

 Sniffen Court National Register Historic District Map


The Sniffen Court Historic District is comprised of ten houses on a blind alley in Murray Hill. The houses were originally built as stables for neighborhood families around the time of the Civil War. Executed in brick, these vernacular structures were converted into residences as the need for horse and carriage storage lessened. Although the buildings were altered when converted into residences, the large arched doorways for carriage access remain evident on many of the structures.