Colonnade Row
428-34 Lafayette Street, design attributed to Alexander Jackson Davis; builder, Seth Geer [1833]

The grandest speculative row houses to date in New York City, these houses were built for the mercantile elite, miles away from their places of work. Unlike the typical row house, this group is not brick, it is not a box with a door, and it doesn't have an exterior stoop or dormer windows. Instead, it is a New York version of Regent's Park in London, with columns built by Sing Sing prisoners.

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