Arthur, Chester A., House

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


Street View 


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 

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

Update Log 

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