27A Harrison Street House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

27A Harrison Street

ARCHITECT: John McComb, Jr.

DATE: 1819

STYLE: Federal

Federal John McComb Manhattan Tribeca

27A Harrison Street, also known as 315 Washington Street was built in 1819. This house was designed by John McComb, the City’s first native born architect. McComb, the leading designer of his day, was the architect of a wide variety of private and public buildings; the two most famous of those which still survive are the nationally famous Landmarks: City Hall, and Alexander Hamilton’s country house, The Grange. This is a fine early Federal house, that it makes clear statement of refined proportion and harmony, and that, with the other eight houses in the area, it preserves a characteristic  late eighteenth century domestic scale and profile unique in Now York City.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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