I realized I had never photographed the western side of Lafayette Square, where there is a plethora of beautiful houses, such as what was the McLaughlin Funeral Home. Its third floor once had a Mansard roof, as was typical of the Second Empire style, but it was destroyed by the Great Cyclone of 1896, and what was replaced by a more German, 16th or 17th style roof.
And then there’s this Italianate masterpiece, with a gently sloping roof, carefully balanced bisymmetry and fine limestone ashlar front.
There are also these townhouses which came later, I suspect, in the 1880s.
The house below is around the corner on Park Avenue, and I’ve photographed it recently as well, as can be seen here.