428, 430, 432, 434 Lafayette Street Buildings

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

428, 430, 432, 434 Lafayette Street

ARCHITECT: Architect: Seth Greer

DATE: 1832-33

STYLE: Classical Revival

Classical Revival East Village Manhattan

These buildings are an essential part of a preeminent example of Classic Revival residential planning and are a beautifully executed architectural composition. The buildings are rich in historical associations. The wife of President Tyler Iived there before their marriage; President Franklin Roosevelt’s grandfather was another resident. John Jacob Astor, Jr. and Edwin D. Morgan, a Governor of New York, also Iived there.

This idea of unifying many townhouses behind one great facade was a bold architectural concept, and planning of this type might have set a precedent for the beautification of our City had it been more widely followed.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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