Children’s Aid Society, Tompkins Square Lodging House for Boys and Industrial School

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

296 East 8th Street

ARCHITECT: Vaux & Radford

DATE: 1886

STYLE: High Victorian Gothic

East Village High Victorian Gothic Manhattan

The Children’s Aid Society, Tompkins Square Lodging House for Boys and Industrial School was opened on April 21 , 1887 and was one of a series of buildings where the Children’s Aid Society sheltered and educated destitute working children, particularly newsboys and bootblacks. The four-to-five story building, with its dormers, paneled chimney stacks and steep pyramidal towers, handsomely exemplified the High Victorian Gothic Style and that it was designed in such a manner to stand out from the surrounding tenement.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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