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Reference Number 14000542
State New York
County Westchester
Town Tarrytown
Street Address Glenwolde Park, Walter St. & Willowbrook Ave.
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 9/3/2014
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Developed in the mid-1920s, the Glenwolde Park Historic District is an architecturally and historically significant resource in the Village of Tarrytown, Westchester County, New York. As with many middle class suburbs in this area, the land which came to constitute Glenwolde Park was, during the mid-nineteenth century, associated with an estate property, Greystone; subdivided from this larger parcel, the nominated district was developed in the 1920s in response to the expansion of the local economy and the related increase in demand for housing. Newspaper advertisements from the 1930s era touted Glenwolde Park's "delightful park-like surroundings" and "charming English cottage[s]," aspects which were principal among the selling points used to entice potential buyers and leasers. The project was designed and executed by the King-Walsh Corporation, a New York City-based business which provided architectural, engineering and construction services. While it appears the houses were built on speculation and conceived for sale upon completion, the majority were, in 1940, functioning as rental properties. At that date the community was comprised largely young middle-class professionals of similar economic means who resided there with their families. The district is being nominated in association with National Register Criterion A, in the area of Community Planning and Development, given the nature in which this small subdivision was conceived and executed and its direct relationship with the suburbanization of Tarrytown and southwestern Westchester County in the first decades of the twentieth century. It is additionally being nominated in association with Criterion C, given the modest but nevertheless intact examples of Tudor Revival and, to a lesser extent, Colonial Revival-style domestic architecture contained therein, representative of the two prevailing architectural styles employed for suburban housing in America in the 1920s. The various residential properties which form Glenwolde Park are disposed along an intersecting road network and are set within a naturalistically landscaped setting that continues to portray the original design intent of the development.

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