Alexander J. Davis (American, 1803–1892)
Watercolor and ink on paper
9 3/4 x 26 1/2 in. (24.8 x 67.3 cm)
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1924 (24.66.1291)
With this inventive design, Davis presented a new concept for rowhouses, siting two long rows crosswise through the block, facing each other over an open central court. The roofs were topped with walkways intended for pleasurable strolls.