104-106 Second Avenue | Block : 448 | Lot #1
Description & Building Alterations
This eight-story tenement was built in 1901, designed by architect Michael Bernstein, who also designed many other buildings in the East Village. The two tenements at No. 104 and No. 106 Second Avenue were built at the same time, but they are to be read as one large structure.
The building features a tripartite vertical configuration and rounded corner at the intersection of Second Avenue and East 6th Street. The first and second stories are covered with rusticated limestone, with a round-arched entry enframed by molded archivolts and pilasters. The upper stories feature red brick and terra-cotta details, including window enframements with garland and foliate sculptural elements, broken pediments, and scroll keystones. The cornice has been removed and covered by metal panels. The storefronts have been reconfigured or infilled. A Bromley map that dates to 1916 titles the building “Victoria” (see sidebar).
Block : 448 / Lot : 001 / Building Date : 1901 / Original Owner : Cohen & Glauber / Original Use : Residential/Commercial / Original Architect : Michael Bernstein