54 East 7th Street | Block : 448 | Lot #11
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. 52 and No. 56 East 7th Street.
The three buildings share similar Queen Anne-style facade design. No. 54 has been stripped of its decorative details on the first story. The building features 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 : 011 / Building Date : 1893 / Original Owner : Charles Ruff / Original Use : Residential / Original Architect : Schneider & Herter