In the 1880’s Adrian Iselin began acquiring property for what would become Residence Park, a “park-like” neighborhood with open green spaces, setbacks and winding streets. It is located between Main Street on the north, Pelham Road on the south and between Centre and Drake Avenues on the east and west, and is an easy walk to both the train station and the waterfront.
In response to a request from the neighborhood, New Rochelle’s Historical and Landmarks Review Board (HLRB) obtained a grant of $12,500 from the State Historic Preservation Office for the preparation of an Intensive Level Survey to document the historic character of this residential neighborhood and to determine its eligibility for local, state and National Register nomination as a historic district.
Taylor + Taylor, the consulting firm retained by the HLRB has completed its initial survey and recently met with the neighborhood to discuss its findings, the pros and cons of designation and answer any questions. A portion of Residence Park is located in Council District 2.