Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum


Pelham Bay Park, 895 Shore Road, Bronx, NY, United States

Minard Lefever, John Bolton

BUILT 1842


First floor interior consisting of
● Entrance Hall
● Drawing Room
● Dining Room
● Sitting Room
● Members’ Dining Room
● Entire staircase of to the Second Floor Landing


Excerpt from Landmarks Preservation Commission designation report:

“The Commission further finds that, among its important qualities, the historic Bartow-Pell Mansion, a New York City landmark, is one of the most beautifully located country seats in the City, that it was once a part of the Manor of Pelham, that many of New York’s most prominent families – Pell, Bartow, Bayard, Leroy, Fish, Lorillard and even Aaron Burr – were associated with the house, that the interiors of this mansion display some of the finest examples of architectural decoration typical of the Greek Revival period remaining within the boundaries of the City, that among its most notable features are the elegant freestanding staircase and the splendid twin parlors at the rear of the house which command a magnificent view of Long island Sound, that the restoration of the mansion was assured in 1914 by the International Garden Club which maintains it as a house museum, and that it is an outstanding example of effective preservation in New York City.”

Photograph courtesy Kristine Paulus, Flickr

LPC Designation Reports