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 further uptown.


Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace
28 East 20th Street [1848]