Rowhouses at 322-344 East 69th Street Historic District

Rowhouses at 322-344 East 69th Street Historic District

Rowhouses at 322-344 East 69th Street Historic District

Borough and State: Manhattan, New York

Listed: 1984

Type of district: National Register historic district

Main Intersection: East 69th Street and 2nd Avenue

[icon name=icon-download-alt]Rowhouses at 322-344 East 69th Street National Register Historic District Report

[icon name=icon-download-alt]Rowhouses at 322-344 East 69th Street National Register Historic District Map


The twelve row houses on the south side of East 69th Street were built from 1879 to 1880. The group was designed for a single developer – James Ray – in two programs by different architects, Jacob Valentine for the eastern group and William R. Smith for the western. Both sets of brownstone row houses were designed in the neo-Grec style, which is characterized by angular forms and incised carving. Built speculatively, these houses were initially occupied by middle-class families.