Lawrence Park Historic District

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Lawrence Park Historic District
Lawrence Park Historic District is located in New York
Lawrence Park Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Side Hill, Prescott, Kensington, Garden and Chestnut Ave.,Maidens Ln, Valley and Pondfield Rds., Bronxville, New York
Coordinates 40°56′27″N 73°50′19″W / 40.94083°N 73.83861°W / 40.94083; -73.83861Coordinates: 40°56′27″N 73°50′19″W / 40.94083°N 73.83861°W / 40.94083; -73.83861
Area 20 acres (8.1 ha)
Built 1891
Architect Bates, William A.; Multiple
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Classical Revival, Shingle, Tudor Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #

80002788

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Added to NRHP January 23, 1980

Lawrence Park Historic District is a national historic district located at Bronxville, Westchester County, New York. The district contains 94 contributing buildings. It is primarily residential and representative of early suburban growth outside New York City.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

History[edit]

Lawrence Park was created by William Van Duzer Lawrence (1842-1927), who, in 1890, purchased the 86 acre Prescott farm, with the idea of subdivision and development. He commissioned William A. Bates to design several houses on speculation. The first new houses in Lawrence Park were completed in 1891 and were built in a variety of revival styles including Colonial Revival, Classical Revival, Shingle and Tudor Revival.[2]

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