East Village Building Blocks

70 East 7th Street | Block : 448 | Lot #19

  • Building Date : 1896-97
  • Original Use : Residential/Commercial
  • Original Owner : Joseph L. Buttenwieser
  • Original Architect : George Frederick Pelham

Description & Building Alterations

The six-story tenement was built in 1896-97. Designed by architect George Frederick Pelham, it was constructed as part of a row of buildings at Nos. 70-74 East 7th Street for owner Joseph L. Buttenwieser.

The three buildings share a very similar facade design; many buildings within the area designed by Pelham feature identical or almost identical facades. No. 70 features a brick facade with masonry window lintels, some pedimented, some in round-arched shape, corbelled balconettes at the fifth story window openings, and a tympanum on the sixth story. The first story storefront has been largely altered.

Block : 448 / Lot : 019 / Building Date : 1896-97 / Original Owner : Joseph L. Buttenwieser / Original Use : Residential/Commercial  / Original Architect : George Frederick Pelham

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