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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1832/00/00 John Jacob Astor Developer LaGrange Terrace, a row of 9 mansions, is originally built with central heating, indoor toilets, bathing rooms, and both hot and cold running water by Seth Green (or Geer or Greer), an Albany builder and speculator.
1832/00/00 Town and Davis Architects LaGrange Terrace, a row of 9 mansions, is originally built with central heating, indoor toilets, bathing rooms, and both hot and cold running water by Seth Green (or Geer or Greer), an Albany builder and speculator.
1833/00/00 William Backhouse Astor Sr Life William B Astor inherits $500,000 from his uncle, Henry Astor a celebrated butcher in the Bowery, and soon begins construction on a mansion at 32 Lafayette Place (lost, now 419 Lafayette St).
1833/00/00 John Jacob Astor's son, the sickly and mentally unstable John Jacob Astor Jr, moves into into LaGrange Terrace.
1848/04/01 The funeral procession of the late John Jacob Astor departs the residence of his son, William Backhouse Astor at No 32 Lafayette Place (lost, now 419 Lafayette St) for St Thomas Church. John Jacob Astor's Funeral
1850/00/00 Franklin H Delano Home Locale Franklin and Laura Astor live at the Astor House (lost, now 419 Lafayette St) on Lafayette Place, Laura's childhood home in New York City.
1862/01/22 Margaret Astor Ward Chanler Bride Margaret Astor, daughter of Samuel Cutler Ward and Emily Astor, marries John Winthrop Chanler at the Astor mansion on Lafayette Place (lost, now 419 Lafayette St).
1863/07/21 William Backhouse Astor Sr Victim John Murphy, a laborer, is arrested by the Tenth Precinct Police and charged with riotous conduct on a complaint by Wm B Astor, of No 32 Lafayette-place (lost, now 419 Lafayette St). New York City Draft Riots
1872/02/15 Margaret Armstrong Astor Died Margaret Armstrong Astor dies at the age of 73. "A woman of culture and refinement, her society was sought by the more select circles of fashionable people in this city, but she seldom left her mansion expect on errands of charity." - The Sun
1875/11/24 William Backhouse Astor Sr Died William Backhouse Astor dies in his Lafayette Place mansion (lost, now 419 Lafayette St) at the age 83. "Mr Astor was in his usual good health, except for a slight cold, until Saturday last week." - The New York Times

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Particulars for LaGrange Terrace:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Architectural Style Greek Revival
Material Marble
Historic Use Multiple dwelling
Level of Significance National
Owner Private
Building Material Sing Sing Marble
Building Material Westchester, Inwood marble



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 12th December 1976

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: LaGrange Terrace
Registry Address: 428--434 Lafayette St.
Registry Number: 76001242
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Greek revival
Contributing Buildings: 4
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1800-1824
Significant Year: 1832, 1833
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Multiple dwelling
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Domestic, Commerce, Trade
Current Sub-Function: Specialty store Multiple dwelling Theater Restaurant

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