List of National Historic Landmarks in New York City

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This article lists National Historic Landmarks in New York City, of which there are 111. One of the New York City (NYC) sites is also a National Monument, and there are two more National Monuments in NYC as well. These are listed further below. It also briefly discusses NYC designated landmarks.

In all of New York State there are 259 National Historic Landmarks (NHLs), which is the most of any state. For a discussion of state NHLs inside and outside of NYC, see List of NHLs in New York State. For consistency, the sites are named here as designated under the National Historic Landmark program.

National Historic Landmarks in New York City[edit]

Landmark name
Image Date of designation[1] Location[1] County[1] Description[2]
1 69th Regiment Armory 69th-regiment-armory.JPG June 19, 1966 Manhattan
40°44′30″N 73°59′01″W / 40.741648°N 73.983607°W / 40.741648; -73.983607 (69th Regiment Armory)
New York Home of the watershed Armory Show in 1913, which introduced America to modern art
2 Admiral David Glasgow Farragut Gravesite Admiral David Farragut Monument 1024.jpg October 17, 2012 The Bronx
40°53′24″N 73°52′27″W / 40.890061°N 73.87418°W / 40.890061; -73.87418 (Admiral David Glasgow Farragut Gravesite)
Bronx Only intact known property directly associated with Admiral David Farragut
3 African Burial Ground African Burial Ground.jpg April 19, 1993 Manhattan
40°42′52″N 74°00′16″W / 40.714558°N 74.004384°W / 40.714558; -74.004384 (African Burial Ground)
New York Dedicated as National Monument on October 5, 2007; burial site in Lower Manhattan of over 400 Africans from the 17th and 18th centuries
4 Ambrose (lightship) Ambrose Lightship.jpg April 11, 1989 Manhattan
40°42′17″N 74°00′09″W / 40.704844°N 74.002467°W / 40.704844; -74.002467 (Ambrose Lightship)
New York Lightship, several miles offshore, that marked Ambrose Channel into New York Harbor, now at South Street Seaport.
5 American Stock Exchange Building AMEX.jpg June 6, 1978 Manhattan
40°42′32″N 74°00′45″W / 40.7090°N 74.0126°W / 40.7090; -74.0126 (American Stock Exchange)
New York One of the world-class stock exchanges dating back to colonial times
6 Louis Armstrong House Louis-armstrong-house.jpg May 11, 1976 Corona
40°45′16″N 73°51′42″W / 40.754556°N 73.861557°W / 40.754556; -73.861557 (Louis Armstrong House)
Queens Home of jazz legend Louis Armstrong for 28 years
7 Chester A. Arthur House 123-lexington.jpg December 12, 1965 Manhattan
40°44′34″N 73°58′56″W / 40.74279°N 73.982196°W / 40.74279; -73.982196 (Chester A. Arthur House)
New York Home of President Chester A. Arthur; site of his inaugural oath
8 Alice Austen House AustenHouse.jpg April 19, 1993 Rosebank
40°36′54″N 74°03′47″W / 40.615129°N 74.062952°W / 40.615129; -74.062952 (Alice Austen House)
Richmond (Staten Island) Home of photographer Alice Austen, now a museum
9 Bartow-Pell Mansion Bartow-pell-mansion.jpg December 8, 1976 Pelham Bay Park
40°52′18″N 73°48′20″W / 40.871748°N 73.805578°W / 40.871748; -73.805578 (Bartow-Pell Mansion)
Bronx 19th-century mansion in largest New York City park
10 Bayard-Condict Building SullivanNY1.jpg December 8, 1976 Manhattan
40°43′35″N 73°59′44″W / 40.7263°N 73.9956°W / 40.7263; -73.9956 (Bayard-Condict Building)
New York Only Louis Sullivan building in New York City; one of the first steel skeleton skyscrapers
11 Bell Laboratories Building 463-west-street-gate.jpg May 15, 1975 Manhattan
40°44′13″N 74°00′36″W / 40.736852°N 74.009871°W / 40.736852; -74.009871 (Bell Laboratories Building)
New York Home of numerous inventions including the first experimental talking movies (1923), black and white and color TV, radar, the vacuum tube, medical equipment, the development of the phonograph record and the first commercial broadcasts of opera and a baseball game; today home to the Westbeth art collective.
12 Bronx Community College NYU library2 crop.jpg October 17, 2012 The Bronx
40°51′28″N 73°54′44″W / 40.857778°N 73.912222°W / 40.857778; -73.912222 (Bronx Community College)
Bronx Collection of Beaux Arts buildings by Stanford White is one of the best examples of that style anywhere.
13 Brooklyn Bridge Brooklyn Bridge - New York City.jpg January 29, 1954 Brooklyn and Manhattan
40°42′23″N 73°59′51″W / 40.706344°N 73.997439°W / 40.706344; -73.997439 (Brooklyn Bridge)
Kings and New York The first steel wire suspension bridge; at one point the largest in the world; inspiration for Hart Crane's poem, "The Bridge"
14 Brooklyn Heights Historic District 62 Montague Street Brooklyn heights july2006a.jpg January 12, 1965 Brooklyn
40°41′48″N 73°59′48″W / 40.696667°N 73.996667°W / 40.696667; -73.996667 (Brooklyn Heights Historic District)
Kings Exemplary collection of 19th-century architectural styles; first historic district in New York City
15 Brooklyn Historical Society Building Brooklyn-historical-society.jpg July 17, 1991 Brooklyn
40°41′41″N 73°59′34″W / 40.694761°N 73.992794°W / 40.694761; -73.992794 (Brooklyn Historical Society Building)
Kings One of the few remaining buildings by George B. Post; innovative structural system
16 Ralph Johnson Bunche House Ralph-johnson-bunch-house.jpg May 11, 1976 Kew Gardens
40°42′23″N 73°50′13″W / 40.70646°N 73.836998°W / 40.70646; -73.836998 (Ralph Johnson Bunche House)
Queens Home of Ralph Johnson Bunche, eminent African-American diplomat and Undersecretary General of United Nations
17 Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall.jpg December 29, 1962 Manhattan
40°45′54″N 73°58′49″W / 40.764944°N 73.980139°W / 40.764944; -73.980139 (Carnegie Hall)
New York One of the most famous music venues in the world
18 Andrew Carnegie Mansion Cooper-hewitt 90 jeh.JPG November 13, 1966 Manhattan
40°47′04″N 73°57′28″W / 40.784421°N 73.95789°W / 40.784421; -73.95789 (Andrew Carnegie Mansion)
New York Home of Andrew Carnegie, now the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
19 Central Park Central Park New York City New York 23 cropped.jpg May 23, 1963 Manhattan
40°46′55″N 73°57′58″W / 40.781944°N 73.966111°W / 40.781944; -73.966111 (Central Park)
New York The Green Lung of the city; one of the most visited city parks in the world; designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.
20 Central Synagogue Central Synagogue Lex jeh.jpg May 15, 1975 Manhattan
40°45′35″N 73°58′14″W / 40.759592°N 73.970473°W / 40.759592; -73.970473 (Central Synagogue)
New York Oldest synagogue continuously in use by a New York City Jewish congregation; built in a Moorish Revival style to recognize importance of that period in Jewish history
21 Chamber of Commerce Building 65-liberty-st.jpg December 22, 1977 Manhattan
40°42′34″N 74°00′36″W / 40.709434°N 74.009871°W / 40.709434; -74.009871 (Chamber of Commerce Building)
New York New York City's Chamber of Commerce; established in 1768; prototype for the organization
22 Chrysler Building Chrysler building- top.jpg December 8, 1976 Manhattan
40°45′06″N 73°58′31″W / 40.7517°N 73.9753°W / 40.7517; -73.9753 (Chrysler Building)
New York Art Deco skyscraper; distinctive feature of Manhattan skyline; at one point world's tallest building
23 Church of the Ascension Church of the Ascension by David Shankbone.jpg December 23, 1987 Manhattan
40°44′01″N 73°59′44″W / 40.733647°N 73.995492°W / 40.733647; -73.995492 (Church of the Ascension)
New York Early church design by Richard Upjohn; valuable interior artwork
24 City Hall Nyc city hall jan06a.jpg December 19, 1960 Manhattan
40°42′46″N 74°00′21″W / 40.7127°N 74.0059°W / 40.7127; -74.0059 (City Hall)
New York Oldest city hall in U.S. still in use as main municipal government building
25 Conference House Conference-house-staten-island.jpg May 23, 1966 Tottenville
40°30′11″N 74°15′11″W / 40.503072°N 74.253159°W / 40.503072; -74.253159 (Conference House)
Richmond (Staten Island) Only surviving pre-Revolutionary War manor house in New York City; site of unsuccessful peace conference in 1776
26 Will Marion Cook House Marion-cook-house.jpg May 11, 1976 Manhattan
40°49′05″N 73°56′35″W / 40.818096°N 73.942924°W / 40.818096; -73.942924 (Will Marion Cook House)
New York Home of the leading black composer and musician Will Marion Cook
27 Cooper Union Cooper Union by David Shankbone crop.jpg July 4, 1961 Manhattan
40°43′46″N 73°59′26″W / 40.729405°N 73.990417°W / 40.729405; -73.990417 (Cooper Union)
New York Pioneering adult education center; site of famous anti-slavery speech by Abraham Lincoln
28 Daily News Building Daily News Building.jpg June 29, 1989 Manhattan
40°44′58″N 73°58′25″W / 40.749544°N 73.973492°W / 40.749544; -73.973492 (Daily News Building)
New York First modernistic free-standing skyscraper designed by Raymond Hood
29 Dakota Apartments 1 West 72nd Street (The Dakota) by David Shankbone.jpg December 8, 1976 Manhattan
40°46′36″N 73°58′35″W / 40.776642°N 73.976269°W / 40.776642; -73.976269 (Dakota Apartments)
New York Combination of Renaissance architectural styles by Henry Hardenbergh; setting for Rosemary's Baby and the shooting death of John Lennon
30 Dyckman House Dyckman House 2007.jpg December 24, 1967 Manhattan
40°52′03″N 73°55′24″W / 40.8674°N 73.9233°W / 40.8674; -73.9233 (Dyckman House)
New York Only remaining farmhouse in Manhattan
31 Eldridge Street Synagogue EldridgeStreetSynagogue.jpg June 19, 1996 Manhattan
40°42′54″N 73°59′38″W / 40.715007°N 73.993982°W / 40.715007; -73.993982 (Eldridge Street Synagogue)
New York One of the oldest synagogues in the U.S.; first built by Jews from Eastern Europe
32 Duke Ellington House Duke-ellington.jpg May 11, 1976 Manhattan
40°49′56″N 73°56′27″W / 40.832269°N 73.94096°W / 40.832269; -73.94096 (Duke Ellington House)
New York Ellington, the legendary jazz composer and bandleader, lived in Apartment 4A from 1939–61
33 Empire State Building Empire State Building from the Top of the Rock.jpg June 24, 1986 Manhattan
40°44′54″N 73°59′08″W / 40.748433°N 73.985694°W / 40.748433; -73.985694 (Empire State Building)
New York World's tallest building from 1931–1972 and internationally recognized symbol of New York City
34 Equitable Building DSCN3512 equitablebuilding e.jpg June 2, 1978 Manhattan
40°42′35″N 74°00′40″W / 40.709722°N 74.011111°W / 40.709722; -74.011111 (Equitable Building)
New York One of the earliest skyscrapers in Manhattan; profoundly influenced later skyscraper design
35 Hamilton Fish House 21-stuyvesant.jpg May 15, 1975 Manhattan
40°43′48″N 73°59′19″W / 40.730052°N 73.988583°W / 40.730052; -73.988583 (Hamilton Fish House)
New York Home of Hamilton Fish, future Governor and Senator of New York
36 Flatiron Building FlatIronBldg.jpg June 29, 1989 Manhattan
40°44′28″N 73°59′23″W / 40.741111°N 73.989722°W / 40.741111; -73.989722 (Flatiron Building)
New York Considered the World's first skyscraper. Distinctive triangular building at Madison Square; world's tallest 1901-1911
37 Founder's Hall, The Rockefeller University Founders-hall.jpg May 30, 1974 Manhattan
40°45′45″N 73°57′18″W / 40.762471°N 73.955074°W / 40.762471; -73.955074 (Founders Hall)
New York Building marked the start of John D. Rockefeller Jr.'s putting the vast family fortune to philanthropic purposes
38 Governors Island

Governors Island National Monument
Castle Williams February 4, 1985 Manhattan
40°41′29″N 74°00′58″W / 40.691389°N 74.016111°W / 40.691389; -74.016111 (Governors Island)
New York Island in NY Harbor which served various branches of the US Military from 1783 until the late 1990s; future uses are still being decided
39 Grace Church GraceChurchBroadway.JPG December 22, 1977 Manhattan
40°43′54″N 73°59′31″W / 40.731667°N 73.991944°W / 40.731667; -73.991944 (Grace Church)
New York Gothic Revival masterpiece designed by James Renwick, Jr.
40 Grand Central Terminal Grand Central Station Main Concourse Jan 2006.jpg December 8, 1976 Manhattan
40°45′10″N 73°58′35″W / 40.7528°N 73.976522°W / 40.7528; -73.976522 (Grand Central Terminal)
New York Beaux-Arts architecture; historic rail gateway to New York City; largest train station in the world by number of platforms
41 Green-Wood Cemetery Chapel-at-Green-Wood.jpg September 20, 2006 Brooklyn
40°39′08″N 73°59′28″W / 40.6522°N 73.9911°W / 40.6522; -73.9911 (Green-Wood Cemetery)
Kings Popular tourist attraction in the 1850s; most famous New Yorkers who died during the second half of the nineteenth century buried here
42 Hamilton Grange National Memorial Hamilton-Grange.jpg December 19, 1960 Manhattan
40°49′17″N 73°56′50″W / 40.821389°N 73.947222°W / 40.821389; -73.947222 (Hamilton Grange National Memorial)
New York Home of Alexander Hamilton: military officer, lawyer, member of the United States Constitutional Convention, American statesman, first United States Secretary of the Treasury, and Founding Father; facade is oldest surviving structure in Manhattan
43 Henry Street Settlement and Neighborhood Playhouse Henry-st-settlement.jpg May 30, 1974 Manhattan
40°42′50″N 73°59′07″W / 40.713889°N 73.985278°W / 40.713889; -73.985278 (Henry Street Settlement and Neighborhood Playhouse)
New York One of the nation's first settlement homes where new immigrants and the poor could find assistance
44 Matthew Henson Residence 246-west-150.jpg May 15, 1975 Manhattan
40°49′32″N 73°56′20″W / 40.825444°N 73.93875°W / 40.825444; -73.93875 (Matthew Henson Residence)
New York Home of Matthew Henson, African-American polar explorer who may have been the first to reach the North Pole
45 Hispanic Society of America Complex WTM NewYorkDolls 010.jpg October 17, 2012 Manhattan
40°50′01″N 73°56′47″W / 40.833521°N 73.946514°W / 40.833521; -73.946514 (Hispanic Society of America Complex)
New York Home of first Latin cultural organization in the U.S.
46 Holland Tunnel Holland tunnel.jpg November 4, 1993 Manhattan
40°43′39″N 74°01′17″W / 40.7275°N 74.021389°W / 40.7275; -74.021389 (Holland Tunnel)
New York Tunnel underneath the Hudson River, connecting Manhattan and New Jersey; civil engineering landmark; one of the earliest ventilated tunnels
47 USS Intrepid USS Intrepid 1944;021125.jpg January 14, 1986 Manhattan
40°45′53″N 74°00′04″W / 40.7648°N 74.001°W / 40.7648; -74.001 (USS Intrepid)
New York One of the most active U.S. ships during World War II; today a museum moored along the West Side
48 James Weldon Johnson Residence 187-west-135th.jpg May 11, 1976 Manhattan
40°48′55″N 73°56′35″W / 40.815278°N 73.943056°W / 40.815278; -73.943056 (James Weldon Johnson Residence)
New York Harlem home of African-American artist-activist James Weldon Johnson
49 King Manor Rufus-king-house.jpg December 2, 1974 Jamaica
40°42′11″N 73°48′14″W / 40.703021°N 73.80376°W / 40.703021; -73.80376 (King Manor)
Queens Home of Rufus King, a signer of Declaration of Independence and early U.S. Senator from New York
50 Lettie G. Howard (schooner) Schooner Lettie G. Howard, South Street Seaport Museum, New York (New York County, New York).jpg April 11, 1989 Manhattan
40°42′22″N 74°00′12″W / 40.706111°N 74.003333°W / 40.706111; -74.003333 (Lettie G. Howard (schooner))
New York Last remaining Fredonia-type schooner (once the standard for American fishing boats) at the South Street Seaport
51 Lorillard Snuff Mill Lorillard-snuff-mill.JPG December 22, 1977 New York Botanical Garden
40°51′35″N 73°52′34″W / 40.859681°N 73.876174°W / 40.859681; -73.876174 (Lorillard Snuff Mill)
Bronx Oldest existing tobacco-manufacturing facility in U.S.
52 Low Memorial Library Low Library Columbia University 8-11-06.jpg December 23, 1987 Columbia University
40°48′30″N 73°57′43″W / 40.80826°N 73.96188°W / 40.80826; -73.96188 (Low Memorial Library)
New York First building on Morningside Heights campus; capped by largest freestanding granite dome in U.S.
53 R. H. Macy and Company Store (Macy's) MacysDepartmentStoreNewyork.jpg June 2, 1978 Manhattan
40°45′01″N 73°59′18″W / 40.750278°N 73.988333°W / 40.750278; -73.988333 (R. H. Macy and Company Store (Macy's))
New York Largest department store in world for many years
54 McGraw Hill Building Mcgraw-hill-42nd-st.jpg June 29, 1989 Manhattan
40°45′26″N 73°59′28″W / 40.757222°N 73.991111°W / 40.757222; -73.991111 (McGraw Hill Building)
New York Landmark Art Deco building; first U.S. building in International Style
55 Claude McKay Residence 180-west135th.jpg December 8, 1976 Manhattan
40°48′51″N 73°56′30″W / 40.814167°N 73.94166°W / 40.814167; -73.94166 (Claude McKay Residence)
New York Home of African-American writer Claude McKay; now Harlem YMCA
56 Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower at Night Light Up.jpg February 6, 1978 Manhattan
40°44′28″N 73°59′15″W / 40.74124°N 73.9874°W / 40.74124; -73.9874 (Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower)
New York Tallest building in the world 1909-13; still part of the skyline a century later
57 Metropolitan Museum of Art Image-Metropolitan Museum of Art entrance NYC NY.JPG June 24, 1986 Manhattan
40°46′44″N 73°57′49″W / 40.77891°N 73.96367°W / 40.77891; -73.96367 (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
New York One of the world's most important and prestigious art museums
58 Pierpont Morgan Library Jpmorganlibrary.jpg November 13, 1966 Manhattan
40°44′56″N 73°58′54″W / 40.748803°N 73.981556°W / 40.748803; -73.981556 (Pierpont Morgan Library)
New York Office, Library, and now Museum of J. P. Morgan; the Panic of 1907 ended in the Library
59 Morris-Jumel Mansion Morris-jumel.jpg January 20, 1961 Manhattan
40°50′04″N 73°56′19″W / 40.834528°N 73.938611°W / 40.834528; -73.938611 (Morris-Jumel Mansion)
New York Oldest building in Manhattan
60 National City Bank Building 55-wall-street.jpg June 2, 1978 Manhattan
40°42′22″N 74°00′33″W / 40.706039°N 74.009174°W / 40.706039; -74.009174 (National City Bank Building)
New York Home to one of the country's largest and most important banks since 1908
61 New York Amsterdam News Building 2293-seventh-ave.jpg May 11, 1976 Manhattan
40°48′54″N 73°56′41″W / 40.814944°N 73.94472°W / 40.814944; -73.94472 (New York Amsterdam News Building)
New York Influential black newspaper the New York Amsterdam News was published here 1916-38
62 New York Botanical Garden Ny-botanical-haupt-conservatory.JPG May 28, 1967 The Bronx
40°51′49″N 73°52′42″W / 40.863611°N 73.878333°W / 40.863611; -73.878333 (New York Botanical Garden)
Bronx One of the leading botanical gardens in the world and home to many plant laboratories
63 New York Cotton Exchange 1 Hanover Square 001.JPG December 22, 1977 Manhattan
40°42′16″N 74°00′37″W / 40.704444°N 74.010167°W / 40.704444; -74.010167 (New York Cotton Exchange)
New York First commodity market in the U.S.
64 New York Life Building Ny-life-bldg.jpg June 2, 1978 Manhattan
40°44′34″N 73°59′08″W / 40.742778°N 73.985556°W / 40.742778; -73.985556 (New York Life Building)
New York Last significant Cass Gilbert skyscraper in Manhattan
65 New York Public Library New York Public Library May 2011.JPG December 21, 1965 Manhattan
40°45′12″N 73°58′56″W / 40.753333°N 73.982222°W / 40.753333; -73.982222 (New York Public Library)
New York One of the largest and most important libraries in the U.S.
66 New York Stock Exchange New York Stock Exchange Flags.jpg June 2, 1978 Manhattan
40°42′25″N 74°00′40″W / 40.706833°N 74.011028°W / 40.706833; -74.011028 (New York Stock Exchange)
New York One of the first securities markets in the U.S.; still the world's largest
67 New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture 8-14-eighth street.jpg April 27, 1992 Manhattan
40°43′59″N 73°59′54″W / 40.73295°N 73.998306°W / 40.73295; -73.998306 (New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture)
New York Original home of the Whitney Museum, the first devoted to 20th-century American art
68 New York Yacht Club Nyyc-2007.jpg May 28, 1987 Manhattan
40°45′20″N 73°58′54″W / 40.755556°N 73.981556°W / 40.755556; -73.981556 (New York Yacht Club)
New York Oldest yachting club in U.S.; longtime home of the America's Cup
69 Old Merchant's House

Seabury Tredwell House
Merchant's House Museum
WTM tony 0079.jpg June 23, 1965 Manhattan
40°43′39″N 73°59′33″W / 40.7276°N 73.992386°W / 40.7276; -73.992386 (Old Merchant's House)
New York Nineteenth-century family home; preserved inside and out
70 Old Quaker Meeting House Old-quaker-house-flushing.jpg December 24, 1967 Flushing
40°45′47″N 73°49′49″W / 40.763028°N 73.830365°W / 40.763028; -73.830365 (Old Quaker Meeting House)
Queens Only surviving 17th-century ecclesiastical frame building in New York; in almost continuous use since 1696
71 Philosophy Hall Philohall.JPEG July 21, 2003 Columbia University
40°48′22″N 73°57′45″W / 40.806111°N 73.9625°W / 40.806111; -73.9625 (Philosophy Hall)
New York Edwin Armstrong developed FM radio in this Columbia University building
72 Players Club Players Club.jpg December 19, 1962 Manhattan
40°44′15″N 73°59′13″W / 40.737503°N 73.987058°W / 40.737503; -73.987058 (Players Club)
New York Extensive collection of art and theater memorabilia; interior redone by Stanford White
73 Plaza Hotel Plaza hotel.jpg June 24, 1986 Manhattan
40°45′53″N 73°58′28″W / 40.764712°N 73.974574°W / 40.764712; -73.974574 (Plaza Hotel)
New York French Renaissance-style building; outstanding example of American hotel architecture; symbol of elegance; visible from much of lower Central Park; setting for Kay Thompson's popular Eloise series of children's books
74 Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims HWB in the Snow.jpg July 4, 1961 Brooklyn
40°41′57″N 73°59′37″W / 40.699272°N 73.993556°W / 40.699272; -73.993556 (Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims)
Kings Important station on Underground Railroad when Henry Ward Beecher was pastor
75 Pupin Physics Laboratory, Columbia University Pupin Hall.jpg December 21, 1965 Columbia University
40°48′36″N 73°57′42″W / 40.810064°N 73.961533°W / 40.810064; -73.961533 (Pupin Physics Laboratory, Columbia University)
New York Columbia University building; site of first splitting of uranium atom in U.S. and other milestones in development of atomic bomb
76 Quarters A, Brooklyn Navy Yard Quartersabloomjeh.jpg May 30, 1974 Brooklyn
40°42′09″N 73°58′52″W / 40.702494°N 73.981114°W / 40.702494; -73.981114 (Quarters A, Brooklyn Navy Yard)
Kings Home to Matthew Perry at the time of his opening of Japan
77 Paul Robeson Home 555-edgecombe.jpg December 8, 1976 Manhattan
40°50′04″N 73°56′20″W / 40.834361°N 73.938972°W / 40.834361; -73.938972 (Paul Robeson Home)
New York Home of legendary African-American actor and activist Paul Robeson
78 Jackie Robinson House Jackie-robinson-house.jpg May 11, 1976 Brooklyn
40°38′54″N 73°54′54″W / 40.648292°N 73.915081°W / 40.648292; -73.915081 (Jackie Robinson House)
Kings Home of baseball great Jackie Robinson
79 Rockefeller Center Radio City Music Hall December 23, 1987 Manhattan
40°45′31″N 73°58′45″W / 40.758611°N 73.979167°W / 40.758611; -73.979167 (Rockefeller Center)
New York Successful urban planning project of 20th-century America; changed Midtown Manhattan; originating site of popular NBC television programs Today and Saturday Night Live
80 Sailors' Snug Harbor Sailors-snug-harbor.jpg December 8, 1976 Sailors' Snug Harbor
40°38′33″N 74°06′10″W / 40.6425°N 74.102778°W / 40.6425; -74.102778 (Sailors' Snug Harbor)
Richmond (Staten Island) First and only home for retired merchant seamen in U.S.
81 St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church St-ann-brooklyn-heights.JPG December 23, 1987 Brooklyn
40°41′40″N 73°59′35″W / 40.694583°N 73.992975°W / 40.694583; -73.992975 (St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church)
Kings Site of first figural stained-glass windows in U.S.
82 St. George's Episcopal Church St-george-episcopal.jpg December 8, 1976 Manhattan
40°44′04″N 73°59′06″W / 40.734397°N 73.984964°W / 40.734397; -73.984964 (St. George's Episcopal Church)
New York Home church of Harry Thacker Burleigh, African-American singer who helped establish the spiritual in the liturgy of many American faiths
83 St. Patrick's Cathedral Saint Patrick's Cathedral by David Shankbone.jpg December 8, 1976 Manhattan
40°45′31″N 73°58′35″W / 40.758611°N 73.976389°W / 40.758611; -73.976389 (St. Patrick's Cathedral)
New York First large-scale medieval-style church built in U.S.
84 St. Paul's Chapel St-pauls-manhattan.JPG October 9, 1960 Manhattan
40°42′41″N 74°00′36″W / 40.711394°N 74.009947°W / 40.711394; -74.009947 (St. Paul's Chapel)
New York One of the few surviving colonial-era churches in city; George Washington worshipped here following his inauguration; site of informal memorials following September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks
85 Margaret Sanger Clinic 17-west-16.jpg September 14, 1993 Manhattan
40°44′17″N 73°59′39″W / 40.738056°N 73.994167°W / 40.738056; -73.994167 (Margaret Sanger Clinic)
New York Clinic where Margaret Sanger dispensed birth control
86 Gen. Winfield Scott House 24-west-12th.jpg November 7, 1973 Manhattan
40°44′06″N 73°59′45″W / 40.735°N 73.995833°W / 40.735; -73.995833 (Gen. Winfield Scott House)
New York Home of Winfield Scott, heroic general in the U.S.-Mexican War and later presidential candidate
87 Seventh Regiment Armory 7th Regiment Armory 001.JPG February 24, 1986 Manhattan
40°46′03″N 73°57′58″W / 40.7675°N 73.966111°W / 40.7675; -73.966111 (Seventh Regiment Armory)
New York One of the most impressive collections of 1880s interior decoration outside of a museum; only armory actually owned by the unit for which it was constructed
88 Harry F. Sinclair House Harry F Sinclair House 9730.JPG June 2, 1978 Manhattan
40°46′36″N 73°57′49″W / 40.77675°N 73.963611°W / 40.77675; -73.963611 (Harry F. Sinclair House)
New York Harry F. Sinclair, the oil industrialist, lived here from 1918–1930; now part of the Ukrainian Institute; often used in filmmaking and television production
89 Alfred E. Smith House Alfred-e-smith-house.jpg November 28, 1972 Manhattan
40°42′48″N 73°59′53″W / 40.713208°N 73.997962°W / 40.713208; -73.997962 (Alfred E. Smith House)
New York Home of four time New York State governor, Alfred E. Smith (and later presidential candidate) from 1907 to 1923
90 SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District NYC SoHo Green Street.jpg June 2, 1978 Manhattan
40°43′28″N 74°00′05″W / 40.724315°N 74.001292°W / 40.724315; -74.001292 (SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District)
New York Believed to be the largest existing collection of late 19th-century cast iron facades in the world
91 A. T. Stewart Company Store 280-broadway.jpg June 2, 1978 Manhattan
40°42′51″N 74°00′22″W / 40.71425°N 74.006111°W / 40.71425; -74.006111 (A. T. Stewart Company Store)
New York Site of the first American department store (now known as the New York Sun building)
92 Stonewall Stonewall Inn 2012 with gay-pride flags and banner.jpg February 16, 2000 Manhattan
40°44′02″N 74°00′08″W / 40.733797°N 74.0021°W / 40.733797; -74.0021 (Stonewall)
New York Site of 1969 Stonewall riots which began gay rights movement
93 Surrogate's Court NYC Surrogate's Courthouse.jpg December 22, 1977 Manhattan
40°42′49″N 74°00′17″W / 40.713511°N 74.004589°W / 40.713511; -74.004589 (Surrogate's Court)
New York Probate Courthouse across from NYC's city hall
94 Tenement Building at 97 Orchard Street New York Lower East Side Tenement Museum’s landmark tenement building at 97 Orchard Street.jpg April 19, 1994 Manhattan
40°43′07″N 73°59′25″W / 40.7185°N 73.990139°W / 40.7185; -73.990139 (Tenement Building at 97 Orchard Street)
New York Preserved tenement building that housed hundreds of immigrants; now the heart of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.
95 Third Judicial District Courthouse Jefferson market.jpg December 22, 1977 Manhattan
40°44′05″N 73°59′57″W / 40.734722°N 73.999167°W / 40.734722; -73.999167 (Third Judicial District Courthouse)
New York Originally built as the Third Judicial District Courthouse; faced with demolition, public outcry led to its reuse as a branch of the New York Public Library
96 Tiffany and Company Building WTM3 NYU FC 2 0075.jpg June 2, 1978 Manhattan
40°45′00″N 73°58′53″W / 40.75°N 73.981306°W / 40.75; -73.981306 (Tiffany and Company Building)
New York Served as the home of Tiffany and Company from 1905 through 1940
97 Samuel J. Tilden House National-arts-club.jpg May 11, 1976 Manhattan
40°44′15″N 73°59′14″W / 40.7375°N 73.987222°W / 40.7375; -73.987222 (Samuel J. Tilden House)
New York Home of Samuel J. Tilden, former New York State governor and loser of the bitter 1876 presidential election
98 The Town Hall Ny-town-hall.jpg March 2, 2012 Manhattan
40°45′22″N 73°59′05″W / 40.755986°N 73.984712°W / 40.755986; -73.984712 (The Town Hall)
New York "America's Town Meetings of the Air" radio programs from here in the 1930s created public-affairs media.
99 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Asch-brown-triangle-shirtwaist-fire-building.JPG July 17, 1971 Manhattan
40°43′48″N 73°59′45″W / 40.730011°N 73.995817°W / 40.730011; -73.995817 (Triangle Shirtwaist Factory)
New York Site of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, one of the worst industrial disasters in the US, which led to many workplace reforms
100 Trinity Church Trinity Church NYC 004b.JPG December 8, 1976 Manhattan
40°42′29″N 74°00′44″W / 40.708056°N 74.012222°W / 40.708056; -74.012222 (Trinity Church)
New York Historic church which looks down Wall Street
101 Tweed Courthouse Tweed Courthouse north main facade 118443pv.jpg May 11, 1976 Manhattan
40°42′47″N 74°00′22″W / 40.713167°N 74.006°W / 40.713167; -74.006 (Tweed Courthouse)
New York Historic courthouse connected to Tammany Hall, now used by NYC's Department of Education
102 Union Square Union Square New York by David Shankbone.jpg December 9, 1997 Manhattan
40°44′08″N 73°59′26″W / 40.735556°N 73.990556°W / 40.735556; -73.990556 (Union Square)
New York The political heart of Manhattan; many protests begin or end here
103 United Charities Building United-charities-building.jpg July 17, 1991 Manhattan
40°44′22″N 73°59′11″W / 40.739389°N 73.986389°W / 40.739389; -73.986389 (United Charities Building)
New York Built in 1893 by a wealthy businessman in order to provide his favorite charities a low cost location for their operations
104 U.S. Customhouse Us-customhouse.jpg December 8, 1976 Manhattan
40°42′15″N 74°00′50″W / 40.704294°N 74.013773°W / 40.704294; -74.013773 (U.S. Customhouse)
New York Cass Gilbert designed Customhouse for New York Harbor; now part of the Smithsonian Institution
105 Van Cortlandt House Van Cortlandt Mansion.jpg December 24, 1976 Van Cortlandt Park
40°53′24″N 73°53′47″W / 40.89°N 73.896389°W / 40.89; -73.896389 (Van Cortlandt House)
Bronx Mansion for the Van Cortlandt family built in 1748 and used during the American Revolution
106 Voorlezer's House Vorleezer-house.jpg November 5, 1961 Richmondtown
40°34′17″N 74°08′51″W / 40.571417°N 74.1475°W / 40.571417; -74.1475 (Voorlezer's House)
Richmond (Staten Island) Oldest known surviving schoolhouse in America; owned by the Staten Island historical society
107 Wards Point Archeological Site Vicinity-of-wards-point-site.JPG April 19, 1993 Tottenville
40°29′56″N 74°15′07″W / 40.498889°N 74.251944°W / 40.498889; -74.251944
Richmond (Staten Island) Archaeological site in Conference House Park containing prehistoric remains.
108 Woodlawn Cemetery Woodlawn Cemetery Bronx 008.jpg June 23, 2011 Bronx
40°53′21″N 73°52′24″W / 40.889167°N 73.873333°W / 40.889167; -73.873333
Bronx Illustrates transition from rural cemetery to 20th-century styles; notable dead buried here include Robert Moses and R.H. Macy
109 Woolworth Building View of Woolworth Building fixed.jpg November 13, 1966 Manhattan
40°42′44″N 74°00′29″W / 40.712222°N 74.008056°W / 40.712222; -74.008056 (Woolworth Building)
New York One of the oldest —and most famous — skyscrapers in New York City; one of the tallest buildings in the New York City
110 Wyckoff House Wyckoff-house.jpg December 24, 1967 Brooklyn
40°38′40″N 73°55′15″W / 40.644342°N 73.920777°W / 40.644342; -73.920777 (Wyckoff House)
Kings Oldest surviving Dutch saltbox frame house in America
110 Wyckoff-Bennett Homestead Wyckoff-bennett-homestead.jpg December 24, 1976 Brooklyn
40°36′39″N 73°57′05″W / 40.610851°N 73.951265°W / 40.610851; -73.951265 (Wyckoff-Bennett Homestead)
Kings Housed Hessian soldiers during the American Revolution

New York City Designated Historic Sites[edit]

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission was created following the preservation fight and subsequent demolition of Pennsylvania Station. New York City's right to limit owners' ability to convert landmarked buildings was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1978. Many of the NYC NHLs are listed, either individually or as part of historic districts, in the List of New York City Designated Landmarks.

National Monuments in Manhattan[edit]

There are nine National Monuments/National Historic sites in New York City:

Former National Historic Landmarks in New York City[edit]

Landmark name Image Date of designation[1] Date of move
or dedesignation
Location County Description
1 USS Edson (DD-946) Bow of the USS Edson.JPG June 21, 1990 2004 Manhattan Formerly at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, she underwent renovation in 2004 and was then placed in storage in Philadelphia. In 2013 she arrived to begin service as a museum ship in Bay City, Michigan.
2 Florence Mills House 220-w135.jpg December 8, 1976 2009 Manhattan New York Site of what the National Park Service believed to be the home of Florence Mills, popular African-American singer and actress in the 1920s. The wrong house was listed in error, and the proper house was demolished. The National Park Service withdrew the landmark designation in 2009.
3 Fire Fighter Firefighter-nhl.JPG June 30, 1989 2013 Staten Island Richmond (Staten Island) Most powerful diesel-electric fireboat when built in 1938; retired in 2010, moved to Long Island in 2013

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e National Park Service (June 2011). "National Historic Landmarks Survey: List of National Historic Landmarks by State" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-07-06. .
  2. ^ National Park Service. "National Historic Landmark Program: NHL Database".  retrieved on various dates, and other sources cited in the articles on each of the sites.

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