Triple landmarked – as an Individual Landmark (1973; amended 1974), as part of the Upper East Side Historic District (1981), as a National Historic Landmark (2008) – the ensemble of The Frick Collection is significant and must be protected from this short-signed and careless destruction.
Designation Report of the The Frick Collection, Landmarks Preservation Commission, New York City, March 20, 1973.
Amendment to the Designation Report of The Frick Collection, New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, November 12, 1974.
Expansion of designation site to include the site of the former Widener town house and two additional adjacent lots, stipulating “… a garden will be developed on these lots.”
Designation of the Upper East Side Historic District, Landmarks Preservation Commission, New York City, May 10, 1981.
Includes The Frick Collection and acknowledges both the 1973 Individual Landmark designation as well as the 1974 designation amendment.
Listed to the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing resource to the Upper East Side Historic District, 1984 (NR# 84002803).
Designation as a National Historic Landmark by the Secretary of the Interior, October 6, 2008.
“From its inception, the Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library has upheld a mission who focus is maintaining as much of the Frick-inspired environment as possible … the Pope and Bayley expansions are clear expression of the historic and current commitment to the institution’s architectural legacy … careful choices [have been made] over time that uphold residential character while still embracing institutional evolution.”