Bridgeport City Hall constructed in 1853-54 is a later government building Davis designed in the classical style. They are shared by four New York institutions: the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University the New York Public Library the New-York Historical Society and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. With Town's partner James Dakin he designed the noble colossal Corinthian order of the Greek Revival "Colonnade Row" on New York's Lafayette Street the very first apartments designed for the prosperous American middle class (1833 half still standing).
Brady a New York architect who was an early exponent of the Gothic revival style: Brady's Gothic 1824 St Luke's Episcopal Church is the oldest surviving structure in Rochester New York. Davis was born in New York City to Cornelius Davis a bookseller and editor of theological works and Julia Jackson. Living mostly in New York City from 1823 onward he studied at the American Academy of Fine Arts the New-York Drawing Association and from the Antique casts of the National Academy of Design.