East Village Building Blocks

444 East 10th Street; 436-446 East 10th Street | Block : 379 | Lot #27

  • Building Date : 1927-28
  • Original Use : Industrial
  • Original Owner : F. H. Bennett Biscuit Company
  • Original Architect : J. Edwin Hopkins

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

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