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Arthur, Chester A., House

New York, New York
County of New York.
National Register Number: 66000534
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Watch in
Congressional District: NY-14 Certified Local Government: YES

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 12, 1965):
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.

The house is generally deteriorated, with the most serious problems occurring in the basement with its eroded masonry and deflected timber system.

Recommendation/Change since last report:
Immediate stabilization, followed by overall rehabilitation, is required.

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