East Village Building Blocks

56 East 7th Street | Block : 448 | Lot #12

  • 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. 52 and No. 54 East 7th Street.

The three buildings share a similar Queen Anne-style facade design. No. 56 has been stripped of its decorative details on the first story, except for the main entry portico. 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. The cornice on this building has been removed.

Block : 448 / Lot : 012 / Building Date : 1893 / Original Owner : Charles Ruff / Original Use : Residential / Original Architect : Schneider & Herter

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