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Chelsea Historic District and District Extension

New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation

 
 
Chelsea Historic District and District Extension Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 6, 2019
1. Chelsea Historic District and District Extension Marker
Inscription.  Chelsea was developed from the 1830’s to the 1850’s, largely by Clement Clark Moore, who owned the land on which it was built. The result is an unusually uniform and elegant residential neighborhood in Greek Revival and Italianate styles. The Reverend Mr. Moore, a clergyman and scholar, is best remembered today for his poem, “A Visit from St. Nicholas”, which begins “Twas the night before Christmas…” Of particular architectural value if the General Theological Seminary, built between 1825 and 1902 (with a Ninth Avenue façade of 1960), and occupying the full city block from Ninth to Tenth Avenues, West 20th to 21st Streets, on land donated by Mr. Moore. “Cushman Row”, 406-418 West 20th Street, has very fine Greek revival retailing.
 
Erected by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
 
Location. 40° 44.821′ N, 74° 0.161′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 23rd Street near Tenth Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker
Chelsea Historic District and District Extension Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 6, 2019
2. Chelsea Historic District and District Extension Marker
This is typical of these markers.
is at or near this postal address: 434 West 23rd Street, New York NY 10011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clement Clarke Moore (within shouting distance of this marker); James N. Wells Mansion - 1835 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clement Clarke Moore Park (about 600 feet away); Chelsea Historic District (about 600 feet away); Cushman Row (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gay Men's Health Crisis (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Muffin House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chelsea WW I Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding Chelsea Historic District and District Extension. The district is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
 
Categories. ArchitectureChurches & Religion
 
Chelsea Historic District and District Extension Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 6, 2019
3. Chelsea Historic District and District Extension Marker
In front of 434 West 23rd Street, with typical houses.
Chelsea Historic District marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2009
4. Chelsea Historic District marker
A very early (1970) and very rare version of the marker from the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Administration.
Mentioned in text - image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2008
5. Mentioned in text -
The former General Theological Seminary, now apartments.
Mentioned in text - image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 23, 2009
6. Mentioned in text -
Cushman Row
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 11, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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