Manhattan Landmarks- East 10th Street

East 10th Street

The East 10th Street historic district has 26 buildings. Development began during the 1820s and 1830s, and as a result of Tompkins Square Park the New York elite sought residence there. Beautiful rowhouses, sprung up along 10th Street facing Tompkins Square and by 1860 almost every lot was developed. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a few ‘old-law’ tenements were built as well as the Tompkins Square Branch of the New York Public Library, one of the earliest Carnegie libraries in the city. The area has gone through many phases through the years making it the cultural, as well as architectural influential neighborhood it is today. Designated: January 17, 2012

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East 10th Street looking east from Avenue A.

Borough: Manhattan

Historic District: East 10th Street

Keywords: residential, rowhouse, brick, cornice

Description: north side of East 10th Street extending along the northern edge of Tompkins Square Park between Avenues A and B

Image : From the LPC East 10th Street Designation Report-Christopher D. Brazee, 2012

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