New York House and School of Industry

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

120 West 16th Street

ARCHITECT: Sidney V. Stratton

DATE: 1878

STYLE: Queen Anne

Chelsea Manhattan Queen Anne

The New York House and School of Industry, built in 1878, is one of the earliest extant Queen Anne style buildings in New York City. It is an unusual example in the city of the use of this style for an institutional building. Its  remarkably intact facade, with its picturesque massing, features finely crafted ornamental details and multipane windows that create a striking composition.  The building was erected to house a charitable organization founded in 1850 and administered by women to aid needy women.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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