223 East 12th Street | Block : 468 | Lot #50
Description & Building Alterations
Likely built as one of a series of row houses on this street, 223 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 brownstone lintels have been shaved and the raised-stoop entrance and projecting entryway were removed in 1922.
Beginning in 1886, the five story home was used as a boarding house along with its neighbor at 225 East 12th Street. At the time, the two buildings were connected, and between the two, there was room for 35 boarders. In 1922, 223 East 12th Street was converted back into a two-family home and the facade was altered.
Block : 468 / Lot : 050 / Building Date : 1856 / Original Owner : John Cunningham / Original Use : Residential / Original Architect : Unknown