Astor Row

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

8 West 130th Street

ARCHITECT: Charles Buek

DATE: 1880-83

Harlem Manhattan

The group of buildings known as Astor Row is comprised of 25 houses–8,10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62 West 130th Street Houses–effectively grouped in pairs, extending along most of the south side of 130th Street between Fifth Avenue and Lenox Avenue. They were built as a speculative development in the 1880s at a time when William Astor owned this land. Their architectural details are unusual for their place and time and their coherent style sets them apart from other remaining 19th-century row-houses in the Harlem area. As a group, they create a pleasant streetfront, recalling a period when Harlem was changing from a country town to an urbanized area.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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