Longwood Historic District (Bronx)

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Longwood Historic District
Longwood Historic District (Bronx) is located in New York City
Longwood Historic District (Bronx)
Location Bronx, New York, New York
Coordinates 40°49′0″N 73°54′0″W / 40.81667°N 73.90000°W / 40.81667; -73.90000Coordinates: 40°49′0″N 73°54′0″W / 40.81667°N 73.90000°W / 40.81667; -73.90000
Built 1898
Architect Multiple; Dickerson,Warren C.
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Other, Romanesque
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 83001640[1]
Added to NRHP September 26, 1983

The Longwood Historic District is a nationally recognized historic district located in the center of the Longwood neighborhood in the South Bronx, New York. It encompasses about three square blocks roughly bounded by Beck Street, Longwood, Leggett, and Prospect Avenues.

The district consists of semi-detached rowhouses, most of which have been converted into S.R.O.'s (Single Room Occupancy).[2] The district includes 61 contributing buildings. It is primarily residential, but also includes the site of the former Prospect Hospital, two churches (United Church and St. Margaret's Episcopal Church), and a much altered estate house (Patrolman P. Lynch Community Center). Most of the semi-detached rowhouses were designed at the same time by one architect, Warren C. Dickerson.[3]

United Church

On September 26, 1983, the district was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

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