Morningside Heights Historic District Committee

Morningside Heights
Historic District Committee

P.O. Box 250344
NEW YORK, NY 10025-1535

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International House

WORKING to bring Landmark designation and protection to the 'acropolis' of New York, Morningside Heights Historic District Committee is a non-profit community group formed in June 1996 to preserve the Heights' architectural heritage -- 110th St. north to Tiemann Place, including Riverside and Morningside Parks.

International House -- Louis Jallade, 1924

Morningside Heights Historic District Committee Neighborhood Newsletter - MAY-JUNE 1998

Morningside Heights Historic District Committee initiates a bi-monthly report on our efforts to gain landmark designation for this extraordinary neighborhood.
L'Eglise de Notre Dame

L'Eglise de Notre Dame -- 1910

First target areas: Given the Heights' broad scope and the extraordinary density of the first built historic fabric (almost no non-contributing buildings), as well as complex institutional considerations, the Morningside Heights Historic District will be designated sequentially:

Cathedral Court

Riverside Drive from 110th to 116th Streets -- with cross streets east to Broadway -- will first be documented toward designation: next,

Riverside Drive and Claremont Avenue, 116th to 119th Streets. Toward a comprehensive historic district: the Broadway corridor, Morningside Drive, lower Claremont Avenue and Tiemann Place, the midblock area Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway, 110th to 114th Streets, will follow, and then

Columbia University, Barnard College, Teachers' College, Union Theological Seminary, Jewish Theological Seminary, Manhattan School of Music, International House, Interchurch Center, St. Luke's Hospital, Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Eglise de Notre Dame, Broadway Presbyterian Church, Riverside Church, Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, the Heights' monumental endowment, its teaching, research and religious institutions of worldwide importance.

Cathedral Court -- Schwartz & Gross, 1906

Low Memorial Library

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last revised August 19 1998
by David Goldfarb
Rotunda, Low Memorial Library,
Columbia University
Charles Follen McKim --
McKim, Mead & White, 1897