Charlton-King-Vandam Historic District
four-block historic district in the South Village is located on the site of
Richmond Hill, a colonial mansion that served as George Washington’s
headquarters, the official residence of the Vice-President of the United States,
and the home of Aaron Burr. The street grid dates to 1797, commissioned by
Burr. The district contains the largest concentration of federal style rowhoues
in New York City, as well as houses in the Greek Revival style and a Queen Anne
style former school. The intrusion of 6th Avenue through the area in
the early 20th century resulted in the destruction of several of the
areas houses; those adjacent to 6th Avenue were never intended to
front a street (much less a major avenue) on their eastern sides, and thus
present blank walls to the street.
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