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Sylvan terrace

From the Landmarks Preservation Commission document LP-0638:


"Sylvan Terrace has rows of ten little two-story wooden houses on each side.

Their high narrow stoops, set parallel to and tight against the house fronts,

rise up to the entrances over the basement doors. ,

Looking up this street one obtains a fine view of the Jumel Mansion at- its

eastern end. At the westerly end is a fence with steps leading down to St.

Nicholas Avenue. . :

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These houses, designed by G. Robinson, Jr. for James E. Ray, represent the

first investment development of the area, in 1882. No. 20 retains;over the

doorway the original molded, dentiled canopy supported by scrollwork brackets.

Several other houses retain their original, boldly paneled double doors, No. 5

having an excellent example. Most of the houses are now covered with stucco,

• metal siding or imitation brick. The cornices are supported on small, uniformly

spaced brackets and are stepped down house by house as they approach St.

Nicholas Avenue. "

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Taken on February 26, 2011