East Village Building Blocks

225 East 10th Street | Block : 452 | Lot #44

  • Building Date : Before 1853, 1967
  • Original Use : Residential
  • Original Owner : Unknown (Before 1853), Gas Light Realty Corp. (1960-64)
  • Original Architect : Unknown (Before 1853), M. Martin Elkind (1960-64)

Description & Building Alterations

This five-story residential building was altered from two four-story with basement tenements originally on the lot.

During an alteration in 1916, the entrances to the two tenements at 225-227 East 10th Street were moved to the basement. It was not until 1960 that the two buildings were combined into one, from an alteration designed by M. Martin Elkind. The present facade features a plain brick surface. Most of the historical elements were lost after the renovation.

From 1852 to 1854, No. 227 East 10th Street was home to Charles Tiffany, the founder of Tiffany & Co., and his family. This includes his son, Louis Comfort Tiffany, who later became the first design director at Tiffany & Co., and an artist and designer best known for his work in stained glass. This was the first of the Tiffany family’s three successive East Village addresses: in 1855 they moved to 125 East 10th Street, and by 1858 they had moved to 103 East 10th Street.

Block : 452 / Lot : 044 / Building Date : Before 1853, 1967 / Original Owner : Unknown (Before 1853), Gas Light Realty Corp. (1960-64) / Original Use : Residential / Original Architect : Unknown (Before 1853), M. Martin Elkind (1960-64)

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