to our  New Old House

These rowhouses, situated between Lark and Willett Streets in Albany's historic Center Square neighborhood, were among the final projects of James Eaton (1817-91), who lived down Lancaster Street at 151. Working on the Capitol between 1874 and 1883, Eaton came under the influence of the great Romanesque master, H. H. Richardson.

Richardson's influence is evident in the rusticated brownstone exteriors. According to local lore, the stonework of the Lancaster row was salvaged from the 1809 Capitol designed by Philip Hooker.  

Adapted from Albany Architecture, Diana S. Waite, editor. (c) 1993, Mt. Ida Press.