2. Mott Haven Historic District

The Mott Haven Historic District, located on Alexander Avenue between East 138th Street and East 141st Street, was designated on July 29, 1969, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Alexander Avenue is home to the oldest townhouses in The Bronx, erected between 1863 and 1865. Real estate developer Edward Willis, after whom Willis Avenue and the bridge is named after, lived at No. 280 Alexander Avenue.

Within the Mott Haven Historic District are primarily residential buildings, but it’s also home to the 40th Precinct police station, the Mott Haven branch of the New York Public Library and the Saint Jerome’s Roman Catholic Church.