The community is comprised of Row House Clusters: Each cluster of row houses is comprised of mirrored pairs with a unique corner unit. Within some of the rows, there are minor setbacks (i.e., changes in the plane) at the front and/or rear elevations.  The rear yards facing public streets were historically enclosed with a brick or stone wall approximately 4 feet in height along the sidewalk, the vast majority of which remain intact. Similar walls are located at the ends of rows of properties with facing rear yards, separating the yards from the public right-of-way. The majority of these walls are a single width of brick with intermittent piers.  The stone walls—located at properties in the southern end of the Yorktown neighborhood—are more substantial and include a peaked top. At the end unit of each row, the side elevation is constructed of brick at the upper floors, with concrete, often painted, at the lower level.

Individual Properties: Each individual property consists of a 2- or 3-story, Colonial Revival style brick row house with a driveway and
small yard at the front of the property, and a private rear yard. Most of the properties retain their basic original characteristics although there have been changes and modifications over the years to doors, windows, and other features.

The 2-story row houses generally each have a small front yard next to the driveway. A recessed area at the first floor contains the front entrance and a single, wide window opening; the second floor has two window openings. At the rear elevation, there is a double-width door opening leading to a concrete patio at grade, adjacent to a single window opening at the first floor and two window openings at the second floor.


There appear to be three variations of the 2-story row houses. The first has an asphalt shingled eave/pent roof running the full width of the building at the cornice line of both the front and rear elevations, with an additional pent roof on the front elevation running the full width of the building between the first and second floors. The second type has an asphalt shingled eave/pent roof running the full width of the building at the upper edge of the front elevation, with an asphalt-shingled mansard roof comprising the second floor of the rear