Thursday, Mar 23rd

Not So Fast

7 TylerThough it often feels like little is being done to preserve Scarsdale’s historic homes, Village consultant and architectural historian Andrew Dolkart is making a case to save one of the original homes in a development known as Heathcote Crest at 7 Tyler Road.

An application to take down the home is before the Committee for Historic Preservation who requested Dolkart’s views on whether or not it met the criteria for preservation.

In Dolkart’s letter, which can be viewed here, he finds that the house does meet Scarsdale’s criteria, for several reasons.

The home was one of the earliest homes in the development of the Thomas Simpson estate built by the Robert E. Farley Organization. According to Dolkart, “The construction of the house and subsequent development of the neighborhood were part of the significant movement that changed the character of Scarsdale in the 1920’s and early 1930’s from a rural area into one of the prime suburbs in the New York City area…. and part of “the broad pattern of Scarsdale’s history.”

Unlike many older homes in Scarsdale, the name of the architect for 7 Tyler Road is known. The house was designed by Cleveland based architect Maxwell A. Norcross. A member of the AIA, he worked for the company that was responsible for the planning and construction of Shaker Heights, where Norcross designed many buildings. Many of his homes are on the national register and in historic districts.

Furthermore, Dolkart finds that the house has not been altered and is a “fine example of the small Neo-Tudor style houses built for middle-class households in Scarsdale in the 1920’s and 1920’s. In his letter he details many of the homes significant architectural features.

Last Dolkart notes that in his Reconnaissance Level Cultural Resource Survey, done in 2012 for Scarsdale, he identified Heathcote Crest as a study area worthy of preservation. 7 Tyler Road is within this area.

For all these reasons, Dolkart recommends that the Committee for Historic Preservation deny the application to demolish the home.

Read the letter here:


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