East Village Building Blocks

52 East 7th Street | Block : 448 | Lot #10

  • Building Date : 1893
  • Original Use : Residential
  • Original Owner : Charles Ruff
  • Original Architect : Schneider & Herter

Description & Building Alterations

This five-story with basement tenement was built in 1893, designed by architects Schneider & Herter for owner Charles Ruff as part of a row of houses along with No. 54 and No. 56 East 7th Street.

The three buildings share a similar Queen Anne-style facade design. No. 52 features richly decorated masonry at the window and entrance enframements on the first story, including Corinthian pilasters supporting a bracketed door hood, and a foliate frieze.

The upper stories feature round-arched window openings on the second story, and terra cotta details including pedimented window lintels on the fourth story, foliate panels, beltcourses, tympanum and keystones. There is a bracketed roof cornice with decorated brickwork below.

Block : 448 / Lot : 010 / Building Date : 1893 / Original Owner : Charles Ruff / Original Use : Residential / Original Architect : Schneider & Herter

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