2. Perry Avenue Historic District, Bedford Park, The Bronx

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The Perry Avenue Historic District in the Bedford Park Neighborhood of the Bronx is a collection of just nine Queen Anne-style houses. It also has the distinction of being the 100th historic district in New York City. All the homes were built between 1910 and 1912. According to the historic designation report, the three-story homes “are characterized by alternating facades of orange and red brick and feature unifying details such as  masonry quoining, splayed lintels, modillioned iron cornices, hipped-roof dormers and sloping, imbricated-slate roofs.”

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Neighborhood changes from the 1920s and 1950s, spurred by the Third Avenue “El” train brought in larger apartment buildings, nestling this row of houses within. As the LPC writes, the homes in this historic district serve as  a “potent visual reminder of the picturesque origins of this Bronx neighborhood.”