Digital Image LibrarY
Digital Image Library is an online collection of photographs of
all of New York City’s designated historic districts. All
photographs were taken in 2004 and 2005 unless otherwise noted.
This library is intended to provide a snapshot of the architectural
character, styles, details and streetscapes present in each district.
These photos provide a unique contemporary record of the city’s
historic districts which does not exist elsewhere. In some cases,
these pictures will illustrate a neighborhood that has had three
decades of preservation oversight, in others, it will show them
before the effects of designation are felt.
The photos on this
site are a sampling of the photos we have on file in our offices
in a searchable database. The images will be cataloged by district,
type of building and architectural detail.
All images may be used
free of charge for research and publications with approval from
the Historic Districts Council. High-resolution versions of all
images are available but photos may not be sold or published without
Support for this project provided by
the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.
Questions and requests for research
appointments should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by calling 212 614-9107.
custom-order cards, prints and posters of selected images from the
collection click here.