8. Bertine Block Historic District, Mott Haven, The Bronx
The Bertine Block Historic District is in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx, consisting of 31 houses all built between 1877 and 1899. With four groups of row houses and two tenement houses in the mix, numerous architectural styles are represented. In addition to Queen Anne-style, there are buildings in Romanesque Revival, Renaissance Revival, neo-Grec, which according to LPC, reflect the styles prevalent in New York City’s residential architecture in the last three decades of the 19th century.
The historic district is named after Edward Bertine, a speculative real estate developer responsible for three of the rows. The LPC makes a final note of the varied ethnic and national backgrounds amongst the residents of the historic district in the past and present.