Samuel Babcock House, Bronx
Address: 5525 Independence Avenue (Samuel Babcock House; aka Hillside)
Constructed: ca. 1860
LPC Action: Calendared in 1970
LPC Backlog Hearing: Denied
This estate was called “Hillside” and was constructed of brick and completed in the Italianate style, with a corner tower that overlooks the Hudson River. The large home was once the home of the National Bureau of Economic Research and has been absorbed into a private community after the original estate was subdivided in 1954.