The New York City Historic Monuments Preservation Commission was established in the wake of the fight to preserve and ultimately demolish Pennsylvania Station. After the war, when New York was the first capital, the tavern was rented to the new government to house the Departments of War, Treasury and Foreign Affairs. Many of New York's NHLs are listed, either individually or as part of historic districts, on New York City's List of Designated Monuments. Built in 1914, the grand church, tower, cloister, parsonage and vicarage were designed by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue for an independent congregation of the New York Episcopal Church. Formerly a Quaker Meeting House, located in the historic district of Gramercy Park and built in 1859 by renowned New York architects Gamaliel King and John W.
Today, it serves as a powerful reminder of their way of life and of those who helped turn New York City into the cultural mecca it is today. A Romanesque Renaissance building with Tiffany windows that was once part of New York's underground rail network. Founded in 1989 to work in partnership with New York City and Parks and Recreation to preserve, improve and support the 19th century Gracie Mansion. New York City acquired Gracie Mansion in 1896, and since 1942 it has been the official residence of the city's mayors. Built by John Bowne in 1661, it is one of the oldest houses in New York City and a good example of Dutch-English architecture.
Today, the OSH is a historic interpretation center that runs educational programs and hosts exhibitions on the history of New York. One of the New York City sites is also a national monument, with two more national monuments located in New York. Started in 1652, this is the oldest structure in New York and one of the oldest wooden frame houses in the United States. The New York elite and literati were entertained in this Federal-style mansion, which stands out for its three-sided porch and barred railings that surround the house on its upper levels. Take for example, the area surrounding Westgate New York Grand Central, conveniently located in Tudor City at the heart of Manhattan.