444 East 10th Street; 436-446 East 10th Street | Block : 379 | Lot #27
Description & Building Alterations
Built between 1927 and 1928, the Wheatsworth Bakery building was designed by J. Edwin Hopkins, known for his industrial bakery work, in the Viennese Secession style. The seven-story reinforced-concrete factory building combined several sites on this block. It was constructed of brick, reinforced concrete, granite and poly-chrome terra cotta. The terra cotta has wheat details which hint at the company’s function: Wheatworth Bakery made whole wheat crackers, as well as the popular dog treat Milk-Bone. The building was designated a New York City individual landmark in 2007.
Block : 379 / Lot : 027 / Building Date : 1927-28 / Original Owner : F. H. Bennett Biscuit Company / Original Use : Industrial / Original Architect : J. Edwin Hopkins