East Village Building Blocks

62 Third Avenue | Block : 556-1 | Lot #21

  • Building Date : 1839
  • Original Use : Residential
  • Original Owner : Caleb Bartlett
  • Original Architect : Unknown

Description & Building Alterations

This four-story brick row house was built at the same time as Nos. 60 and 58 Third Avenue. Each was built as a three-story building and had a fourth story added around the turn of the 20th century. Until 2016, this building housed the New York Central Art Supply, founded in 1905 by Benjamin Steinberg, a family run business for over a century. The art store supplied artists such as Willem de Kooning, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Roy Lichtenstein. As a young child in 1877, James T. Lee, the grandfather of the late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and his parents lived in this building. James T. Lee became a prolific developer of New York City buildings.

Block : 556-1 / Lot : 21 / Building Date : 1839 / Original Owner : Caleb Bartlett / Original Use : Residential / Original Architect: Unknown

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