Designated January 17, 2012
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 row houses 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.
STATUS Designated Historic District
“I don’t know what the City would be without HDC. [They] testified before LPC time after time and helped us focus on the right issues. We would not be an historic district without HDC! ”
Doreen Gallo: DUMBO Neighborhood Alliance
“Use HDC as a resource because they know what they are doing and can offer advice on how to go about creating a district from every front: architectural, political, LPC, and the media. I had floundered prior to my involvement with this invaluable organization.”
Fern Luskin: Lamartine Place Historic District; Friends of Lamartine Place & Gibbons Underground Railroad Site
“HDC provided guidance and shared information during that process—we knew which Council members were going one way or another and we changed a few minds. I don’t think NoHo would have had as cohesive a district had it not been for HDC’s aid.”
Zella Jones: NoHo Historic District; NoHo East; and NoHo Extension
“I remember Richard saying at a meeting, we have someone here from HDC, Nadezhda Williams, Director of Preservation and Research, to help us. She said to us, ‘You are not the only ones going through this.’ HDC included us in an enormous community”
Erika Petersen: West End Preservation Society