Manhattan Avenue/West 120th-123rd Streets Historic District

Manhattan Avenue/West 120th-123rd Streets Historic District

Manhattan Avenue/West 120th-123rd Streets Historic District

Borough and State: Manhattan, New York

Listed: 1992

Type of district: National Register historic district

Main Intersection: West 120th Street and Manhattan Avenue

[icon name=icon-download-alt]Manhattan Avenue/West 120th-123rd Streets National Register Historic District Report

[icon name=icon-download-alt]Manhattan Avenue/West 120th-123rd Streets National Register Historic District Map


The Manhattan Avenue/West 120th-123rd Streets Historic District lies on the western edge of Central Harlem. It is composed of 113 contributing brownstone and brick row houses on 4 short blocks between 120th and 123rd streets bounded by Morningside and Manhattan Avenues.

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.