Villard Houses

29 1/2 50th St., 24--26 E. 51st St., and 451, 453, 455, and 457 Madison Ave., New York, New York

Photos 

451-457 MADISON AVENUE, WEST FACADE, PHOTOGRAPH OF C. 1890 VIEW

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Appearing as a single Italian palazzo, the Villard Houses were actually six residences built around a central courtyard by architects, McKim, Mead and White. One of the firm's earliest works, this urban complex has remained substantially intact. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 2, 1975
Reference number
75001210
Architectural styles
Victorian: Renaissance; Other architectural type; Neo Italian Renaissance
Areas of significance
Commerce; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant years
1882; 1886
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 5

Tags 

19th Century (36,708)
Brick (42,459)
Built 1882 (423)
Built during 1880s (6,219)
Ceramic tile (3,230)
Have Street View (40,647)
House (26,994)
Mead & White McKim (80)
New York (5,945)
New York County, New York (535)
New York, New York (724)
Private owner (54,396)
Renaissance (1,331)
Sandstone (4,862)
Terra cotta (3,922)
Victorian (19,696)

Update Log 

  • March 3, 2018: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett
  • July 1, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER

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