Gramercy Sitemap
GRAMERCY
ITS ARCHITECTURAL SURROUNDINGS
The Gramercy Park District has too often been thought to be simply a collection of 19th-century houses surrounding a private park. In reality, it is part of a rich urban mixture of townhouses, apartment, commercial, and institutional buildings, and great old trees, all reinforcing each other. It is therefore now being proposed that the original district be extended to include more of this vital context.

G R A M E R C Y   A R E A
H I S T O R I C   P R E S E R V A T I O N   S T U D Y
EXISTING DISTRICT
(Designated 1966)
HISTORIC DISTRICT EXTENSION
(Designated 1988)
PROPOSED EXTENSION
PROPOSED NEW DISTRICT
(Partly Designated 1998)
PROPOSED INDIVIDUAL LANDMARK
EXISTING INDIVIDUAL LANDMARK

[Click on parts of the sitemap to explore historic Gramercy and to learn more about the proposal]
G R A M E R C Y
N
E I G H B O R H O O D
A S S O C I A T E S ,
I N C .
"The expansion of the historic district that is being proposed by the Gramercy Neighborhood Associates, Inc., strikes me as modest. The city has everything to gain by its adoption."

Brendan Gill in his Preface to Gramercy: Its Architectural Surroundings

Why are these buildings valuable?

The buildings proposed for additional landmark designation illustrate important aspects of the development of the Gramercy Park area, including the area's initial development as a prosperous rowhouse neighborhood, its transformations with the appearance of apartment buildings, and the singular development, within the area, of a substantial concentration of buildings that served charitable purposes. Learn more about the neighborhood's history.

East 17th Street/Irving Place Historic District

Designated 30 June, 1998



NYSCA Look for the GNA logo to return to this page
To EXIT and return to Preserve & Protect


last revised October 24 1998

nL
Preserve & Protect
Click to return to our mainpage