East Village Building Blocks

125 East 10th Street | Block : 466 | Lot #45

  • Building Date : 1854
  • Original Use : Residential
  • Original Owner : Robert Carnley
  • Original Architect : Unknown

Description & Building Alterations

This four-story town house and its identical neighbor at Number 123 East 10th Street were built in 1854 by Robert Carnley on lots purchased from Peter Gerard Stuyvesant as part of the divestment of the Stuyvesant Family Estate.

The simple and elegant Anglo-Italianate facade features a rusticated stone ground floor and basement with keystone arched doorway and window and wrought iron-stoop, and the parlor floor displays floor-to-ceiling arched windows opening onto a matching wrought iron balcony. This house is part of the St. Mark’s Historic District, and more information is available in the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s designation report.

From 1855 to 1858 this building, then numbered 195 East 10th Street, was home to Charles Tiffany, the founder of Tiffany & Co., and his family. His son, Louis Comfort Tiffany, who lived here during his childhood, later became the first design director at Tiffany & Co. and an artist and designer best known for his work in stained glass. This is one of three East Village addresses in which the family lived; they had previously lived at 227 East 10th Street from 1852 to 1854, and in 1858 they moved to 103 East 10th Street (which was listed as No. 175 at the time).

Block : 466 / Lot : 45 / Building Date : 1854 / Original Owner : Robert Carnley / Original Use : Residential / Original Architect : Unknown

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