East Village Building Blocks

139 East 12th Street; 88-90 Third Avenue; 139-145 East 12th Street | Block : 558 | Lot #36

  • Building Date : 1835-36
  • Original Use : Residential
  • Original Owner : John Coddington
  • Original Architect : Unknown

Description & Building Alterations

This three-story building consists of two consolidated lots that were constructed simultaneously between 1835 and 1836 for John Coddington, who was a mason according to NYC Directories from those years. Although these were built during a Greek Revival period, they were designed in a Federal style. This is demonstrated through the Flemish bond brick work and the cornice, which has modillions, dentils, and an unadorned frieze. These are the oldest surviving structures in this area, and some of the first to be built. No. 88 has cap-molded lintels and no. 90 has plain lintels, but it is possible that both originally had plain lintels. This lot formerly housed the record shop Footlight Records.

Block : 558 / Lot : 36 / Building Date : 1835-36 / Original Owner : John Coddington / Original Use : Residential / Original Architect : Unknown

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