313 East 58th Street House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

313 East 58th Street


DATE: 1856-57

STYLE: Vernacular

Manhattan Midtown East Vernacular

Designated 7/14/1970

Set back behind its front yard and half hidden behind a tree growing out through its foundations, this charming little two-story house is far removed in time from the traffic speeding past on its way to the Queensboro Bridge.

As a result of the 1930 construction of a new approach to the Bridge, the house is now situated a few feet below the sidewalk. No. 313, together with its neighbor No. 311, have escaped the wrecking ball, and both are excellent examples of the modest, semi-suburban houses which dotted the uptown side streets of mid-19tm century New York. No more startling contrast can be imagined than that provided by the towering business structures and apartment houses which now surround them.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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