Sylvan Terrace

Sylvan Terrace

Sylvan Terrace is located in the uptown NYC neighborhood of Washington Heights. It’s hidden entrance makes it one of the city’s best-kept secrets. A stroll through this street will take you back into time. The row houses are unbelievably well-preserved and stand today as a unique slice of American history and architecture. Visit this NYC Landmark today and discover what makes Sylvan Terrace so special!

Sylvan Terrace is a one-of-a-kind historic street that was built in 1882. The street is home to twenty 19th century wooden row houses. These houses were built a few years later; from 1890 to 1902. They were designed by James E. Ray. He was influenced by the Queen Anne, Romanesque, and Renaissance Revival movements originating from Europe. The Queen Anne style pays tribute to the reemergence of English Baroque architecture that swept England during Queen Anne’s mandate. The street’s design is also reminiscent of the Victorian era.

Sylvan Terrace

photo by Flickr user Karen Green. https://www.flickr.com/photos/klg19/

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Edgar Catasus

Edgar is a a film fanatic, a food lover, and an Upper West Side enthusiast. After working in PR and marketing in Chicago, he is pursuing his dream of becoming a writer. He loves photography and on his spare time you can find him hiking or biking the great outdoors (while also snapping some pretty awesome Instagram pics!).

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