Chester A. Arthur Home
Chester A. Arthur House
The Residence of Chester A. Arthur, 2007
|Location||123 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan, New York City, New York|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architectural style||Renaissance, Other|
|NRHP Reference #||66000534|
|Added to NRHP||October 15, 1966|
|Designated NHL||December 12, 1965|
The Chester A. Arthur Home, also known as Chester A. Arthur House, was the residence of the 21st President of the United States, Chester A. Arthur, both before and after his rise to national fame. Located at 123 Lexington Avenue in New York City, Arthur spent most of his adult life living in the residence. Serving as Vice-President for President James Garfield, he retreated to this house after the July 2, 1881 attempted assassination of Garfield. Garfield did not die until September 19, and then Arthur took the oath of office in this building.
A commemorative bronze plaque was placed inside the building in 1964 by the Native New Yorkers Historical Society and New York Life Insurance. The house was designated a National Historic Landmark on January 12, 1965.
The residence has undergone many changes. Today, the building houses a Mediterranean grocery store on the first two floors and apartments on the top three.
It is the only surviving building in New York City where a president was inaugurated.
- List of National Historic Landmarks in New York City
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Manhattan from 14th to 59th Streets
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- "Chester A. Arthur House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-10.
- "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination" (pdf). National Park Service. 1978.
- Roberts, Sam (December 7, 2014). "Where a President Took the Oath, Indifference May Become Official". The New York Times.
- National Park Service site on the Arthur Home
- "Chester A. Arthur House" (pdf). Photographs. National Park Service. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
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