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A Self-Guided Walking Tour of Jersey City's Van Vorst Park Historic District
A Walking Tour of Architectural Styles
18. 279-293 York Street

By Herbert J. Githens

DIRECTION: Turn right (west) on York Street. Notice the row of Italianate townhouses facing the Park.

Here the hand-carved brownstone-detail diminishes with each level rise. The basement is heavily rusticated with vermiculated stone that appears to have irregular holes cut into it. This contrasts with the upper three floors of smooth veneer stone. The cornice is typical with its bracketed supports. Of interest is the fine stone carving on the bracket-supported pediments over the entrances and windows. Note how each level has a different window treatment. These houses have been traced to the 1850s.

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