Jumel Terrace Historic District

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Jumel Terrace Historic District
Jumel Terrace Historic District 439-451 West 162nd Street.jpg
Row houses at 439-451 West 162nd Street (2014)
Jumel Terrace Historic District is located in New York City
Jumel Terrace Historic District
Location roughly bounded by:
north: West 162nd Street
east: Edgecombe Avenue
south: West 160th Street
west: St. Nicholas Avenue
Washington Heights, Manhattan,
New York City
Coordinates: 40°50′5″N 73°56′21″W / 40.83472°N 73.93917°W / 40.83472; -73.93917
Area 4 acres (1.6 ha)
Built 1890-1909[2][3]
Architectural style Queen Anne
NRHP Reference # 73001220[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 3, 1973
Designated NYCL August 18, 1970[3]

The Jumel Terrace Historic District is a small New York City and national historic district located in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It consists of 50 residential rowhouses built between 1890 and 1902, and one apartment building constructed in 1909, as the heirs of Eliza Jumel sold off the land of the former Roger Morris estate.[2] The buildings are primarily wood or brick rowhouses in the Queen Anne, Romanesque and Neo-Renaissance styles. Also located in the district, but separately landmarked, is the Morris-Jumel Mansion, dated to about 1765.[4]

The district was designated a New York City Landmark in 1970, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]


The buildings included in the district are:[5]

  • 425-451 West 162nd Street, on the north side of the street
  • 430-444 West 162nd Street, on the south side of the street; #430-438 were built in 1896 and were designed by Henri Fouchaux[6] in a style transitional between Romanesque Revival and neo-Classical[3]
  • 10-18 Jumel Terrace, on the west side of the street; built in 1896 and designed by Henri Fouchaux[6] in the Romanesque revival style[3]
  • 1-19 Sylvan Terrace, on the north side of the street (see below)
  • 2-20 Sylvan Terrace, on the south side of the street (see below)
  • 425 West 160th Street, also known as 2 Jumel Terrace, an apartment building built in 1909[3]
  • 418-430 West 160th Street, on the south side of the street; #418 was built in 1890 and was designed by Walgrove & Israels, the remainder of the row houses were built in 1891 and designed by Richard R. Davis[6] in the Queen Anne style[3]

Sylvan Terrace, located where West 161st Street would normally be, was originally the carriage drive of the Morris estate. In 1882-83 twenty wooden houses, designed by Gilbert R. Robinson Jr., were constructed on the drive. Initially rented out to laborers and working class civil servants, the houses were restored in 1979-81. They are now some of the few remaining framed houses in Manhattan.[2][3][6]


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  1. ^ a b Staff (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c d New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission; Postal, Matthew A. (ed. and text); Dolkart, Andrew S. (text). (2009) Guide to New York City Landmarks (4th ed.) New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0-470-28963-1, p.208
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Jumel Terrace Historic District Designation Report" New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (August 18, 1970)
  4. ^ Lash, Stephen and Ezequelle, Betty (February 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Jumel Terrace Historic District". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-03-26.  See also: "Accompanying three photos". 
  5. ^ "Jumel Terrace Historic District Map" New York Landmarks Preservation Commission website
  6. ^ a b c d White, Norval & Willensky, Elliot with Leadon, Fran (2010). AIA Guide to New York City (5th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195383867. , p.562

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