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Metropolitan Museum Historic District

New York City Landmark Preservation Foundation

 
 
Metropolitan Museum Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 25, 2019
1. Metropolitan Museum Historic District Marker
Inscription.  The development of this district as an elegant residential area was related to Fifth Avenue’s long boundary with Central Park. The Metropolitan Museum, set in the park, has provided a dignified urban focus for the district for more than a century. Brownstones from the 1880s retain a flavor of old New York, while private mansions in Italian Renaissance Revival, French Renaissance Revival, and French Classical styles were built between the turn of the century and World War I for such families as the Whitneys, Brokaws, and Vanderbilts. The grand apartment houses, built after the 1923 repeal of a law limiting Fifth Avenue buildings to a height of seventy-five feet, are as distinguished as the mansions they replaced.
 
Location. 40° 46.695′ N, 73° 57.763′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and East 81st Street, on the left when traveling south on Fifth Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10028, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harry F. Sinclair House
Metropolitan Museum Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 25, 2019
2. Metropolitan Museum Historic District Marker
(about 600 feet away); Pale Male (about 700 feet away); Cultural Services of The French Embassy (about 800 feet away); Central Park's Ancient Egyptian Obelisk (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cleopatra’s Needle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Upper East Side Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Regis High School (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding Metropolitan Museum Historic District. All entries are listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
Oddly, the Metropolitan Museum of Art itself is not included within the Historic District.
 
Categories. Architecture
 
Metropolitan Museum Historic District Marker site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 25, 2019
3. Metropolitan Museum Historic District Marker site
and Historic District streetsigns
One end of the district - "private mansions" image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2015
4. One end of the district - "private mansions"
NYU Institute of Fine Arts/originally James B. and Nanaline Duke House, 1 East 78th Street
The other end of the district - "private mansions" image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2015
5. The other end of the district - "private mansions"
Neue Gallery New York, Museum for German and Austrian Art/onetime Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt House, 1048 Fifth Avenue
In between - "grand apartment houses" image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 17, 2015
6. In between - "grand apartment houses"
998 Fifth Avenue
In between - "grand apartment houses" image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 17, 2015
7. In between - "grand apartment houses"
1001 Fifth Avenue
Metropolitan Museum Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 17, 2015
8. Metropolitan Museum Historic District Marker
Original style, with all capital letters.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 31, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   7, 8. submitted on June 1, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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