Oldest Brownstones on the Upper West Side

  Last modified on March 9th, 2020

I love old brownstones on the Upper West Side! And the older the better (as long as they’re intact). The Upper West Side brownstones listed below have the earliest dates of construction. Please note these are estimates provided by city records.

108 West 75th Street – 1880

This is one of the few brownstone condos on the Upper West Side.  It has five units, with one on each floor. It has a 20′ wide exterior and a classic stoop. The apartments are over 1000 square feet and given the scarcity of brownstone condos in such desirable locations, they command a pretty penny.

108 West 75th Street

38 West 83rd – 1880

This is a seven-unit Upper West Side rental townhouse with a keyed elevator. Located on a picturesque Central Park block, this is a great setting for those who wish to experience the Upper West Side without committing to a purchase.

38 West 83rd Street


123 West 69 Street – 1882

This is a small brownstone with a 17′ width and just over 3,000 square feet of residential space. There are two apartments across three floors, making it an intimate living situation for some lucky Upper West Siders!

123 West 69th Street

Recommended: Ivy-Covered Buildings of the Upper West Side

165 West 81st – 1884

This is a three-story, 8 unit brownstone with mostly one-bedroom apartments for rent.

165 West 81st Street


157 West 74th Street – 1886

This is another five unit brownstone condo. The building is pet-friendly and has a bike room, storage room and laundry.

157 West 74th Street


122 West 87th Street – 1887

A three-story single family Upper West Side townhouse. A little rough around the edges, but I’m sure it’s beautiful inside.

122 West 87th Street


126 West 87th Street – 1888

Another single family townhouse, located on the same block. Plenty of room for a single resident with almost 4,000 square feet.

126 West 87th Street

Recommended: Mansions of the Upper West Side

60 West 70th Street – 1889

A five floor, five unit self-managed Upper West Side co-op.

60 West 70th Street


113 West 88th Street – 1889

A single family townhouse located on 88th between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues, a street with many owner-occupants.

113 West 88th Street


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