Douglaston Historic District

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Douglaston Historic District
NYC Landmark No. 1957
Douglaston Club.JPG
The Douglaston Club, built c. 1819
LocationRoughly bounded by Shore Rd., Marinette St., Douglas Rd. and Cherry St., Douglaston, New York
Coordinates40°46′33″N 73°45′2″W / 40.77583°N 73.75056°W / 40.77583; -73.75056Coordinates: 40°46′33″N 73°45′2″W / 40.77583°N 73.75056°W / 40.77583; -73.75056
Area197 acres (80 ha)
Architectural styleLate 19th and 20th Century Revivals, Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Movements
NRHP reference No.05000937[1]
NYCL No.1957
Significant dates
Added to NRHPSeptember 1, 2005
Designated NYCLJune 24, 1997

Douglaston Historic District is a national historic district in Douglaston, Queens, New York. It includes 631 contributing buildings and three contributing sites on a mile-long peninsula extending into Little Neck Bay. All but one of the buildings are in residential use and the majority were built in the early- to mid-20th century as a planned suburban community known as Douglas Manor. In the early 20th century, the Rickert-Finlay Realty Company of Manhattan purchased 175 acres (0.71 km2) of the Douglas' family holdings, and formed the Douglas Manor Association, creating a planned community. Many of the houses in this area were built in architectural styles popular at the time, such as Tudor, Mediterranean, Colonial Revival, and Arts and Crafts. Located within the district are the separately listed Cornelius Van Wyck House (c. 1735) and Allen-Beville House (c. 1848-1850). Another notable early building is the Van Zandt manor house (c. 1819), which is now the Douglaston Club.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[1] In 1997, New York City's Landmarks Preservation Commission designated Douglas Manor as the Douglaston Historic District, ensuring that no new buildings or external alterations could be made without the commission's approval.[3][4]



  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Kathy Howe; James Warren; Virginia L. Bartos (June 2005). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Douglaston Historic District". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-01-16. See also: "Accompanying 23 photos". and "Additional documentation".
  3. ^ LeDuff, Charlie (June 29, 1997). "A Place 'Like No Other Place' Is Now a Landmark, Too". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-08-21.
  4. ^ LIVING IN | Douglas Manor, Queens Where People Stay, and ‘Play Musical Houses’ The New York Times, January 7, 2010