New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Audubon Park Historic District
New York Landmark Preservation Foundation
Impressive early 20th-century apartment houses, curving streets, and dramatic vistas all contribute to Audubon Park’s unique sense of place. The area’s namesake, naturalist and illustrator John James Audubon (1785-1851), purchased a farm here in 1841. The arrival of the IRT subway line in 1904 spurred the construction of new apartment houses, which were marketed as modern and elegant addresses in the tradition of the grand apartment house to the South. Buildings were exuberantly designed in the popular residential styles of the period, including Beaux-Arts, Renaissance and Medieval Revival, and Arts and Crafts. Well-known, local architecture firms, such as Emory Roth, George F. Pelham, George & Edward Blum, and Neville & Bagge, created distinctive designs for buildings with names that recall the area’s history or imparted a sense of romance or stature, such as the Grinnell, Cragmoor, Riviera, Rhinecliff, and Hispania Hall.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
Location. 40° 50.068′ N, 73° 56.878′ W. Marker is in New YorkTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 775 Riverside Drive, New York NY 10032, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Church of Our Lady of Esperanza (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Audubon Terrace Historic District (about 600 feet away); The Church of the Intercession (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Main Line of Defences (approx. 0.2 miles away); Middle Redoubt of the American Army 1776 (approx. 0.3 miles away); The First Line of Defence (approx. half a mile away); The John T. Brush Stairway (approx. half a mile away); Sugar Hill Luminaries Lawn (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . . The Lost John James Audubon House. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry (Submitted on November 29, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 29, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.