Former 32nd Precinct Mounted Police Station House, Washington Heights, NYC
Built in 1871, the former 32nd Precinct Mounted Police Station house at the southwest corner of Amsterdam Avenue and 152nd Street is a holdout from the days when this area was best known as Carmansville (a name perpetuated by the public playground just across the avenue). The so-called “trans-Harlem” area of upper Manhattan was a country district where mounted police were a substantial part of the force. The old precinct house is built in the French Second Empire style, its mansard roof with iron cresting still conspicuous above the relatively low-scale streetscape. The building now belongs to a local church.