This brownstone structure may be a 1919 replica of the house in which
Theodore Roosevelt was born in 1858 and lived until 1872. Like
Fraunces Tavern, this building is a
reconstruction. Its artificiality is emphasized by its overly crisp
detailing and the adjacent modern extension.
This building reminds the viewer that prior to the 1870s the area was a
thriving residential district. As Ladies' Mile grew into a booming
commercial area, the district's wealthy residents moved