The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.
Murray Hill Historic District (Boundary Expansion)
East 34th Street. East 35th Street, East 36th Street, East 37th Street, East 38th Street, East 39th Street, Lexington Avenue, Madison Avenue, and Park Avenue, New York, NY
In 2003, the Murray Hill Historic District in Midtown Manhattan, New York City was listed on the National Register, documenting a period of history from 1853 to 1953. At that time the district boundaries were selected to correspond to those properties that met the fifty year requirement for eligibility and listing, resulting in a smaller boundary within the greater Murray Hill neighborhood. In light of the passage of time and the now eligible stock of buildings from the late 1950s and early 1960s, the Murray Hill Historic District (Boundary Expansion) provides the opportunity to establish a boundary that unifies much of the neighborhood's historic resources from a period of significance from 1853 to 1961. The period of significance consists of the first and last contributing buildings extant within the district. Large projects designed by major architects of the day including Emery Roth & Sons and Kahn & Jacobs- created an enclave of modem apartment blocks on or near Park Avenue, even as the same architects designed modem office buildings west and north on Park and Madison Avenues.
Properties are listed in the National Register of Historic Places under four criteria: A, B, C, and D. For information on what these criterion are and how they are applied, please see our Bulletin on How to Apply the National Register Criteria