Arthur, Chester A., House

Also known as: Kalustyan's
123 Lexington Ave., New York, New York

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Description 

This 5-story brownstone row house is the best extant building associated with the career of President Chester A. Arthur (1830-1886). He apparently took his oath of office here, occasionally visited it during his tenure as chief executive, and lived here after his public service ended in 1885. Chester Arthur brought a sense of duty and integrity to the White House following the assassination of President Garfield in September, 1881. Although his career had been bolstered by a powerful Republican machine dependent on spoils, once he was in the presidency he emerged as a dignified and honest chief executive and a major supporter of civil rights reform. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, January 12, 1965

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000534
Architectural styles
Victorian: Renaissance; Other architectural type; Romano-Tuscan mode
Area of significance
Politics/Government
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current functions
Specialty store; Multiple dwelling
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant year
1886

Update Log 

  • February 27, 2018: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett

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