East Village Building Blocks

221 East 12th Street | Block : 468 | Lot #51

  • Building Date : 1856
  • Original Use : Residential
  • Original Owner : W.F. Hurry
  • Original Architect : Unknown

Description & Building Alterations

Likely built as one of a series of row houses on this street, 221 East 12th Street was probably designed in a transitional style between Greek Revival and Italianate. All that remains of the original details is the cornice; the windows have been changed and bricked over in the middle, the brownstone lintels have been shaved, and the entire facade has been stuccoed over. While there is a raised-stoop entrance, it is not original and the entryway surround has been removed.

By the mid-1920s the five story building was operating as a boarding house, with furnished rooms available for rent. In 1970 it was converted into apartments with three per floor on the upper floors.

Block : 468 / Lot : 051 / Building Date : 1856 / Original Owner : W.F. Hurry / Original Use : Residential / Original Architect : Unknown

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