East Lynn has a rich history dating back to the 1800s when it was settled by Irish and Italian immigrants. The neighborhood is home to many churches, including St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, All Saints Episcopal Church (Washington Street), Our Lady of Angels Roman Catholic Parish in East Lynn Square, and Sacred Heart of Jesus Anglican Church on Washington Street.
East Lynn also has a rich legacy in the preservation of historic homes, with many being designated as landmarks by the city. Some are even considered to be National Historic Landmarks and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Some notable examples include:
– Casa Genova (also known as The House at 17 Washington Street) was built circa 1860 for “Mr. Eliakim Lauds” an Italian immigrant who moved from Saint Petersburg, Russia after becoming enamored with American culture during his studies there; this home is now registered with national landmark number 10001057700 and can be found today on East Chestnut Avenue just blocks away from its original location.