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Colonnade Row

Landmarks of New York

 
 
Colonnade Row Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
1. Colonnade Row Marker
Inscription.
These four houses constitute the remaining portion of a colonnade of nine, originally named La Grange Terrace after the country seat of the Marquis de Lafayette. When constructed in 1831 by Seth Geer, this was considered the finest row of private dwellings in the city. Its residents have included John Jacob Astor and Washington Irving.
 
Erected 1963 by New York Community Trust.
 
Location. 40° 43.741′ N, 73° 59.545′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Lafayette Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is on the fašade of the building on Lafayette Street between E 4th Street and Astor Place. Marker is at or near this postal address: 428 Lafayette Street, New York NY 10003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Merchants House of New York (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cooper Union (about 600 feet away); Firehouse Engine Company No. 33 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Triangle Fire (approx. 0.2 miles away); Triangle Shirtwaist Factory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brown Building
Marker on Lafayette Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
2. Marker on Lafayette Street
(approx. 0.2 miles away); John W Draper and the Founding of the American Chemical Society (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stuyvesant – Fish House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  25 Random Things About Colonnade Row. (Submitted on April 28, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Colonnade Row Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
3. Colonnade Row Marker
Colonnade Row Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
4. Colonnade Row Marker
Colonnade Row in 1966 image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, March 1968
5. Colonnade Row in 1966
The fourth building on the right in Colonnade Row contained a club where the newly formed anti-war band "The Fugs" was playing. (Today the "Blue Man Group" owns the space.)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 548 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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