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A Self-Guided Walking Tour of Jersey City's Van Vorst Park Historic District
A Walking Tour of Architectural Styles
17. 262-268 Barrow Street

By Herbert J. Githens

DIRECTION: Continue south on Barrow to the four Italianate townhouses on the Park.

These four houses date to before 1873. The restrained body of these houses is contrasted with the elaborate entrance porch of tall columns supporting a triangular pediment. The basements are rusticated, in contrast with the smooth veneer above. There are simple window surrounds and molded panels beneath the first-floor windows. The cornice is bracketed. The doors and balustrade on 266 Barrow appear to be the originals.

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