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Riverside Drive West 105th Street Historic District

New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation

 
 
Riverside Drive West 105th Street Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 29, 2012
1. Riverside Drive West 105th Street Historic District Marker
Inscription.
Built between 1899 and 1902, these townhouses are uniformly and elegantly in the French Beaux-Arts style, popular in that period but usually reserved in the United States for large public buildings. Many late 19th century American architects originally learned their profession at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris which gave this neo-classical eclectic style its name. A notable resident of 331 Riverside Drive was 1930ís movie actress Marion Davies, the longtime friend of William Randolph Hearst, the flamboyant West Coast publisher remembered today as the source for the movie character “Citizen Kane.”
 
Erected by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
 
Location. 40° 48.117′ N, 73° 58.216′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Riverside Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on Riverside Avenue, between W 105th Street and W 106th Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 331 Riverside Drive, New York NY 10025, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shinran Shonin (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Shinran Shonin (a few steps from this marker);
Back of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 29, 2012
2. Back of Marker
Franz Sigel Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); Gershwin Family Residence (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Victor Herbert (about 700 feet away); Humphrey DeForest Bogart (approx. 0.2 miles away); Firemenís Memorial (approx. ľ mile away); a different marker also named Firemenís Memorial (approx. ľ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. A map of the historic district appears on the back of the marker.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Riverside Drive West 105th Street Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 29, 2012
3. Riverside Drive West 105th Street Historic District Marker
Marker on Riverside Drive image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 29, 2012
4. Marker on Riverside Drive
Historic District Townhouses image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 29, 2012
5. Historic District Townhouses
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 428 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 30, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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