. . . I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.
So I have spent almost all the daylight hours in the open air. 
Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Manhattan Avenue Historic District, Maps, and More!

Landmark West! invites you to explore our Building Database, an online tool that puts photos, facts, and maps of the Upper West Side at your fingertips. We’re cataloging the whole historic UWS, one landmark at a time, and the newest addition is the gorgeous Manhattan Avenue Historic District.

Take a peek and hit the streets!

At the end of this unseasonably hot week, the weather outside is finally cooling down, promising a weekend of temperatures ideal for an adventure around our fair city. Where better to go than the Manhattan Avenue area, a handsome pocket of 1880s rowhouses around 104th, 105th, and 106th Street?
There are also two former hospital buildings in the district (19-37 West 105th Street and 34-36 West 106th Street), and standing right next to the district on the park side is the former New York Cancer Hospital, an individual landmark (left).
Enjoy the pleasant residential charm of the neighborhood, the varied yet harmonious details of the rows, and the ruddy glow of terracotta and brick in the autumn sunlight. Speaking of solar spectacles, be sure to keep an eye out for the sunburst designs on some pediments, and the burst of sunrays in some of the iron railings (below).
As you explore this beautiful area, let Landmark West! help you take a deeper look at the history and the architecture in front of you. Use the building database on your computer or your phone to learn more about any building in the district and see up-to-date photos taken by Landmark West! staff and volunteers.
And if you can’t make it out on the town today or tomorrow, you can do a little armchair exploring, browsing the whole district HERE!

If you’re already on our mailing list, you should have received another helpful tool for navigation: our newly updated Upper West Side Landmarks and Historic Districts Map! Take it with you on your travels on the Upper West Side and be reminded of the architectural treasures all around you.

Want a map and print mailings? Join the mailing list! Sign up HERE. Or just stop by and visit us at 45 West 67th Street and we’ll put a copy right into your hands!
Landmark Map
You too can help us document and preserve the UWS. Donate and become a member HERE, or if you have some extra hours in your week (and some basic computer skills), join our effort to expand the database! Email us at landmarkwest@landmarkwest.org about volunteering.

One last update! Tom Miller’s fabulous blog Daytonian in Manhattan has posted an in-depth look at The Dr. John J. Moorhead House aka 101 Manhattan. Read it here and get the story!

Enjoy exploring and enjoy your weekend! Happy trails!

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