New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Upper East Side Historic District
New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
The Upper East Side, today one of the world’s most elegant residential and shopping districts, was first built up following the creation of nearby Central Park between 1857 and 1877. It has gone through several development phases, each of them distinctive and still represented today. Middle-class brownstones in the Italianate and Neo-Grec mode of the 1860’s to the 1880’s exist on the side streets. The Beaux-Arts palaces and Neo-French chateaux of the period, designed by McKim, Mead & White and other architects for the Whitneys, Astors, Loebs, and Whitneys, recall the days when those names were synonymous with America’s industrial and economic power. The Neo-Classical Revival facades from the early 20th Century show a change in taste from 19th Century eclectic opulence; and the luxury apartment houses of the 1910-1930 period sought to retain the high style of private residences, while accommodating a basic change in lifestyle.
Erected by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
Location. 40° 46.525′ N, 73° 57.726′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 130 East 62nd Street, New York NY 10075, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harry F. Sinclair House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cultural Services of The French Embassy (about 600 feet away); Pale Male (approx. 0.2 miles away); Metropolitan Museum Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jerome Robbins (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ada Louise Huxtable (approx. ¼ mile away); Kerbs Memorial Boathouse (approx. ¼ mile away); The Metropolitan Museum of Art (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
More about this marker. Copies of sign are on other streets within the district.
Categories. • Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers •
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2013, by Doran Howitt of Fair Lawn, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 323 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on February 13, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2013, by Doran Howitt of Fair Lawn, New Jersey. 3, 4. submitted on February 14, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.