Borough and State: Manhattan, New York
Listed: 1974, extended in 1993
Type of district: certified local historic district
Main Streets: Madison Avenue and East 92nd Street
The Carnegie Hill Historic District, named for one time resident Andrew Carnegie who was a national figure in the growth of the steel industry, is primarily residential, with row houses, town houses, mansions, and flats on tree-lined streets and apartment buildings on broad avenues. The buildings are nearly all masonry in brick or stone, and range from one to 21 stories high. They date mainly from the 1850s to the 1960s, with the majority built from the 1870s to the 1930s. The neighborhood is directly associated with trends in the development of Manhattan. The district buildings embody significant architectural design in a range of styles, including Greek Revival, Queen Anne, Beaux-Arts, and the Romanesque, Renaissance, Georgian, Federal and Classical revivals. The history of the urban apartment building can be seen in this district. The Guggenheim Museum, a major modern landmark designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, also is located in Carnegie Hill.