10. Sylvan Terrace (1882)

Sylvan Terrace

Sylvan Terrace is a cobblestone residential street in Washington Heights lined with 19th-century wooden rowhomes designed by Gilbert R. Robinson. To enter Sylvan Terrace, there is a little stone wall with a staircase between West 160th and 161st Street. Approaching Sylvan Terrace, you will see the Morris-Jumel Mansion as well.

This hidden terrace is actually the driveway of the 1765 Morris-Jumel Mansion estate. When the mansion was sold in the 1800s, when this land was largely rural, 20 uniform, high-stooped yellow, green, and brown houses were built along the drive. The purpose of these houses was to host the laborers and working-class servants, which included a grocer and a feed dealer.

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