National Register of Historic Places listings in Yonkers, New York

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places entries in Yonkers, New York. See also National Register of Historic Places listings in Westchester County, New York for all others in the county.

This is intended to be a complete list of properties and districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Yonkers, New York. The locations of National Register properties and districts (at least for all showing latitude and longitude coordinates below) may be seen in an online map by clicking on "Map of all coordinates".[1]

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted May 10, 2019.[2]
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Current listings

[3] Name on the Register Image Date listed[4] Location City or town Description
1 Bell Place-Locust Avenue Historic District
Bell Place-Locust Avenue Historic District
August 29, 1985
Roughly bounded by Cromwell Pl., Locust Hill Ave., Baldwin Pl. & N. Broadway
40°56′09″N 73°53′49″W / 40.935833°N 73.896944°W
Yonkers Nomination form

NRHP photos

2 John Copcutt Mansion
John Copcutt Mansion
September 12, 1985
239 Nepperhan Ave.
40°56′07″N 73°53′33″W / 40.935278°N 73.8925°W
Yonkers Nomination form
NRHP Photos
3 Old Croton Aqueduct
Old Croton Aqueduct
December 2, 1974
Runs N from Yonkers to New Croton Dam
41°00′52″N 73°53′14″W / 41.014444°N 73.887222°W
Yonkers Extends into other parts of Westchester County.
4 Delavan Terrace Historic District
Delavan Terrace Historic District
September 15, 1983
Roughly bounded by Delavan Terr. and Palisade and Park Aves.
40°57′00″N 73°53′33″W / 40.95°N 73.8925°W
Yonkers Small residential street with homes of many important local residents in early 20th century
5 Ethan Flagg House-Blessed Sacrament Monastery
Ethan Flagg House-Blessed Sacrament Monastery
August 12, 1998
23 Park Ave.
40°56′25″N 73°53′34″W / 40.940278°N 73.892778°W
Yonkers Nomination form

NRHP photos

6 Halcyon Place Historic District
Halcyon Place Historic District
January 11, 1991
Halcyon Pl.
40°56′41″N 73°53′49″W / 40.944722°N 73.896944°W
Yonkers Nomination form

NRHP photos

7 Eleazer Hart House
Eleazer Hart House
July 29, 1982
243 Bronxville Rd.
40°56′30″N 73°50′28″W / 40.941558°N 73.841148°W
Yonkers Nomination Form

NRHP photos

8 Leffingwell–Batcheller House
Leffingwell–Batcheller House
February 23, 2015
250 Palisade Ave.
40°56′31″N 73°53′33″W / 40.942°N 73.8925°W
Yonkers Large R. H. Robertson Queen Anne Style mansion from late 1880s
9 Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Hall of Records
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Hall of Records
September 3, 2014
759 Palmer Rd.
40°56′34″N 73°50′57″W / 40.94287°N 73.8491997°W
Yonkers 1906 neoclassical building is one of the earliest built by an insurance company to house archives
10 Mott Mill
Mott Mill
January 28, 2004
11-23 St. Casimir Ave.
40°56′05″N 73°53′38″W / 40.934722°N 73.893889°W
Yonkers Nomination form

NRHP photos

11 Philipsburgh Building
Philipsburgh Building
May 22, 2002
2-8 Hudson St.
40°55′59″N 73°54′00″W / 40.933056°N 73.9°W
Yonkers Nomination form

NRHP photos

12 Philipse Manor Hall
Philipse Manor Hall
October 15, 1966
Warburton Ave. and Dock St.
40°56′08″N 73°53′58″W / 40.935556°N 73.899444°W
Yonkers Nomination form
13 Plashbourne Estate
Plashbourne Estate
August 2, 2007
51 Carlton Rd.
40°56′20″N 73°50′52″W / 40.938860°N 73.847884°W
Yonkers Nomination form

NRHP photos

14 Proctor's Theater
Proctor's Theater
November 21, 2008
53 S. Broadway
40°55′48″N 73°53′59″W / 40.930127°N 73.899722°W
Yonkers Nomination form

NRHP photos

15 Public Bath House No. 2
Public Bath House No. 2
October 21, 1985
27 Vineyard Ave.
40°56′25″N 73°53′19″W / 40.940278°N 73.888611°W
Yonkers Nomination form

NRHP photos

16 Public Bath House No. 3
Public Bath House No. 3
October 21, 1985
48 Yonkers Ave.
40°56′06″N 73°53′23″W / 40.935°N 73.889722°W
Yonkers Nomination form

NRHP photos

17 Public Bath House No. 4
Public Bath House No. 4
October 21, 1985
138 Linden St.
40°55′51″N 73°53′33″W / 40.930833°N 73.8925°W
Yonkers Nomination form

NRHP photos

18 Public School No. 13
Public School No. 13
April 18, 2007
160 McLean Ave.
40°54′57″N 73°53′26″W / 40.915833°N 73.890556°W
Yonkers Nomination form
19 Sherwood House
Sherwood House
May 10, 1984
340 Tuckahoe Rd.
40°57′07″N 73°51′19″W / 40.951944°N 73.855278°W
Yonkers Now a house museum operated by the Yonkers Historical Society
20 Alexander Smith Carpet Mills Historic District
Alexander Smith Carpet Mills Historic District
August 11, 1983
Roughly bounded by Saw Mill River Rd., Orchard St., Lake and Ashburton Aves.
40°56′33″N 73°53′01″W / 40.9425°N 73.883611°W
Yonkers Nomination form

NRHP photos

21 St. John's Protestant Episcopal Church
St. John's Protestant Episcopal Church
July 29, 1982
One Hudson St.
40°56′01″N 73°53′56″W / 40.933611°N 73.898889°W
Yonkers Nomination form

NRHP photos

22 W. B. Thompson Mansion
W. B. Thompson Mansion
October 29, 1982
1061 N. Broadway
40°58′20″N 73°53′05″W / 40.972222°N 73.884722°W
Yonkers Nomination form

NRHP photos
1912 Renaissance Revival mansion is one of the few estates left in city from the early 20th century.

23 John Bond Trevor House
John Bond Trevor House
June 19, 1972
511 Warburton Ave.
40°57′12″N 73°53′54″W / 40.953333°N 73.898333°W
Yonkers Part of Hudson River Museum
Nomination form

NRHP photos

24 Untermyer Park
Untermyer Park
May 31, 1974
Warburton Ave. and N. Broadway S. of jct. with Odell Ave.
40°58′00″N 73°53′16″W / 40.966667°N 73.887778°W
Yonkers Nomination form

NRHP photos

25 US Post Office-Yonkers
US Post Office-Yonkers
May 11, 1989
79-81 Main St.
40°56′05″N 73°54′08″W / 40.934722°N 73.902222°W
Yonkers 1927 stone building shows hints of Art Deco in its Classical Revival styling
26 Yonkers Trolley Barn
Yonkers Trolley Barn
March 6, 2002
92 Main St.
40°56′03″N 73°54′12″W / 40.934167°N 73.903333°W
Yonkers 1903 Renaissance Revival brick building is last remaining trolley barn in county. Was city offices afterward; now used as apartments.
27 Yonkers Water Works
Yonkers Water Works
July 21, 1982
Properties on Saw Mill River Road, Tuckahoe Road, and at the Grassy Sprain Reservoir dam
40°57′29″N 73°51′33″W / 40.958056°N 73.859167°W
Yonkers Nomination form

NRHP photos

Former listings

[3] Name on the Register Image Date listedDate removed Location City or town Summary
1 Edwin H. Armstrong House
Edwin H. Armstrong House
January 7, 1976
March 5, 1986 1032 Warburton Ave.

See also


  1. ^ The latitude and longitude information provided in this table was derived originally from the National Register Information System, which has been found to be fairly accurate for about 99% of listings. For about 1% of NRIS original coordinates, experience has shown that one or both coordinates are typos or otherwise extremely far off; some corrections may have been made. A more subtle problem causes many locations to be off by up to 150 yards, depending on location in the country: most NRIS coordinates were derived from tracing out latitude and longitudes from USGS topographical quadrant maps created under the North American Datum of 1927, which differs from the current, highly accurate WGS84 GPS system used by most on-line maps. Chicago is about right, but NRIS longitudes in Washington are higher by about 4.5 seconds, and are lower by about 2.0 seconds in Maine. Latitudes differ by about 1.0 second in Florida. Some locations in this table may have been corrected to current GPS standards.
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on May 10, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  4. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
Alexander Smith Carpet Mills Historic District

The Alexander Smith Carpet Mills Historic District is a national historic district located at Yonkers, Westchester County, New York. It includes 85 contributing buildings. It encompasses 19 stylistically varied mill buildings and six rows of workers' housing. They were developed between 1871 and 1930 along the banks of the Saw Mill River. The main mill building was originally built in 1871 and expanded between 1876 and 1883. It is a three-story, rectangular building, 52 bays wide and five bays deep in the Second Empire style. It features a four-story tower and a five-story tower. The workers' housing, known as Moquette Row, North and South, was built between 1881 and 1886. Many workers that lived in this housing originally were immigrants to the United States. They came from Scotland, Ireland, and Ukraine. The carpet works were developed by Alexander Smith (1818-1878) The company closed the Yonkers mills and relocated to Greenville, Mississippi, in 1954. At the time of its closing, there were 2,400 who worked at the carpet mill. At the time of World War II, there was 7,000 employees who worked at the mill.It was later absorbed into Mohawk Carpet, later Mohasco Corporation. The carpet weaving industry was revolutionized by looms invented in this plant by Alexander Smith and Halcyon Skinner. Skinner, an engineer, designed a loom know as the Axminster power loom (also known as the Moquette Loom), which revolutionized the production of carpets. A patent for this loom was created in 1877 and royalty rights were sold to European and American companies at the rate of twenty cents per yard of carpet produced.It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. Today, members of the YoHo Artist Community work out of two of buildings, located at 540 and 578 Nepperhan Avenue.

Delavan Terrace Historic District

The Delavan Terrace Historic District is located along the street of that name in Yonkers, New York, United States. It consists of 10 buildings (12 when originally designated), all houses. In 1983 it was recognized as a historic district and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.The houses were home to a number of prominent industrialists in Yonkers at the time, since they enjoyed an excellent view over the Hudson River. They are built in Late Victorian and other turn of the 20th century revival architectural styles. One has one of the few remaining Eastlake interiors in the city. The earliest house in the district, the Smith-Collins House, dated to 1854 with an 1875 renovation, has since been demolished, spurring historic preservation efforts throughout Yonkers. Most of the district was built after 1900.Originally it was home to affluent residents, such as local business executives at the Otis Elevator Company and the Alexander Smith Carpet Mills. Actress Billie Burke, an early silent film star who later played Glinda the Good Witch in The Wizard of Oz, lived on Delavan Terrace in the 1920s after her marriage to Florenz Ziegfeld, when she was concentrating on her stage career on Broadway. The district has become more middle-class over time as Yonkers has grown and suburbanized around it. All the remaining houses are privately owned. Many remain intact.

Glenview Mansion

Glenview Mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the John Bond Trevor House, is located on Warburton Avenue in Yonkers, New York, United States. It is a stone house erected during the 1870s in an eclectic Late Victorian architectural style from a design by Charles W. Clinton. It was listed on the Register in 1972.

It is one of the few remaining buildings in Yonkers made of locally quarried greystone. Inside there is fine Eastlake cabinetry by the prominent Philadelphia cabinetmaker Daniel Pabst and other decorations and finishes; it is considered one of the finest interiors in that style in an American building open to the public.Financier John Bond Trevor built the house as a small country estate that was nevertheless close enough to New York City to allow him to commute to his job in the city by rail. At the time he and his family moved in, it was surrounded by similar houses. By the time Trevor's second wife died in the early 1920s, Glenview had become the center of a suburban neighborhood. The design of the house and the way the Trevors lived there epitomizes the transition between country living and the modern suburb.

In 1929, after the Trevor family had moved out, the house became home to the Hudson River Museum for the next 45 years. The museum has since expanded but the house remains part of the complex. Its rooms have been refurbished in the style of the period, and are open to visitors. Renovations in the early 21st century have better integrated the house with the rest of the museum.

National Register of Historic Places listings in southern Westchester County, New York

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in southern Westchester County, New York, excluding the cities of New Rochelle and Yonkers, which have separate lists of their own.

This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in the southern half of Westchester County, New York, United States. The following communities comprise this region:

Town of Eastchester, including the villages of Bronxville and Tuckahoe, and the hamlet of Crestwood

Town of Greenburgh, excluding Tarrytown but including the villages of Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Elmsford, Hastings-on-Hudson, and Irvington, and the hamlets of Edgemont and Hartsdale

Village and town of Harrison

Town of Mamaroneck, including the villages of Larchmont and Mamaroneck

City of Mount Vernon

Town of Pelham, which is the villages of Pelham and Pelham Manor

City of Rye

Town of Rye, including the villages of Port Chester and Rye Brook

Village and town of Scarsdale

City of White PlainsLatitude and longitude coordinates are provided for many National Register properties and districts; these locations may be seen together in a Google map.Of the 230 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county, 87, including six National Historic Landmarks (NHLs), are on this list. Two, the Bronx River Parkway and Old Croton Aqueduct, the latter an NHL, are linear listings included on both this list and the northern Westchester list.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted May 10, 2019.

United States Post Office (Yonkers, New York)

The U.S. Post Office for Yonkers, New York, is located on Main Street downtown, opposite the city's train station. It is a two-story stone building erected in the late 1920s. It is located in the 10702 ZIP Code, but serves the entire city, which has other ZIP codes between 10701 and 10710. In 1989 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, along with many other historic post offices in the state.Secretary of the Treasury William Gibbs McAdoo personally chose the site. The building is one of many of those designed by the Treasury Department's Office of the Supervising Architect under James A. Wetmore. Since it was located in a growing city, it is larger than most other post offices built around the same time. In its Classical Revival design hints of the emerging Art Deco style can be seen. It remains largely intact today.

W. B. Thompson Mansion

The W. B. Thompson Mansion, also known as Alder Manor, is a historic home located on North Broadway (U.S. Route 9) in Yonkers, New York, United States. It is an early 20th-century mansion designed by Carrère and Hastings in the Renaissance Revival architectural style. In 1982, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.It was built by William Boyce Thompson, a mining tycoon and financier, as his weekend home. At the turn of the century, large riverside estates characterized much of Yonkers; today the Thompson Mansion is one of the few to have survived the city's 20th-century urbanization. The Thompson family lived there until the mid-20th century; afterwards it was willed to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York and became Mary Elizabeth Seton High School, the first Catholic school in Yonkers.

After ten years as a high school, it was upgraded to a junior college. A few years after merging with Iona College, the campus was closed. While the other buildings on the property were repurposed, the mansion fell into neglect and was looted until Tara Circle, an Irish American cultural organization, bought it from the city. To raise money for its restoration, Tara Circle holds occasional events there and rents it out for weddings and filming for movies such as Mona Lisa Smile and A Beautiful Mind.

Yonkers, New York

Yonkers () is a city in Westchester County, New York. It is the fourth most populous city in the U.S. state of New York, behind New York City, Buffalo, and Rochester. The population of Yonkers was 195,976 as enumerated in the 2010 United States Census and is estimated to have increased by 2.5% to 200,807 in 2016. It is an inner suburb of New York City, directly to the north of the Bronx and approximately two miles (3 km) north of the northernmost point in Manhattan.

Yonkers' downtown is centered on a plaza known as Getty Square, where the municipal government is located. The downtown area also houses significant local businesses and non-profits, and serves as a major retail hub for Yonkers and the northwest Bronx.

The city is home to several attractions, including Untermyer Park; Hudson River Museum; Saw Mill River daylighting, wherein a parking lot was removed to uncover a river; Science Barge; Sherwood House; and Yonkers Raceway, a harness racing track that has renovated its grounds and clubhouse and added legalized video slot machine gambling in 2006 in a "racino" called Empire City.

Major shopping areas are located in Getty Square, on South Broadway, at the Cross County Shopping Center and Westchester's Ridge Hill, and along Central Park Avenue, informally called "Central Ave" by area residents, a name it takes officially a few miles north in White Plains.

Yonkers is known as the "City of Seven Hills" which includes Park Hill, Nodine Hill, Ridge Hill, Cross Hill, Locust Hill, Glen Hill, and Church Hill.

Yonkers Trolley Barn

The former Yonkers Trolley Barn is located on Main Street in Yonkers, New York, United States. It is a massive steel frame brick building in the Renaissance Revival style built at the beginning of the 20th century. In 2002 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the last remaining trolley barn in Westchester County and the only remnant of Yonkers' trolley system.After a half-century of use in the city's trolley network with its hub in Getty Square (downtown Yonkers), it was taken out of service. For another two decades it served as a city government office building. It was then vacant for almost 30 years, until a developer converted it into loft apartments, gutting the interior in the process.

After the partners in that effort were unable to complete the building due to the lawsuits they filed against each other, another developer bought it and finished the project. Today it is home to many tenants. A chase scene in the film Catch Me If You Can was filmed on the sidewalks around it. In 2014, a local brewery announced that it would be moving into the Trolley Barn.

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