Young Men’s Institute Building

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

222 Bowery

ARCHITECT: Bradford L. Gilbert

DATE: 1884-85

STYLE: Queen Anne

Manhattan Queen Anne Soho

This building originally housed the Young Men’s Institute, a membership organization intended to promote the physical, intellectual, and spiritual health of young working men in the densely crowded Bowery.

The five-story Queen Anne style building has a largely intact facade, which is asymmetrically organized with a recessed entry at the south bay; a rusticated sandstone base with segmental arches; a mid-section featuring giant pilasters framing a double-story arcade with recessed metal-enframed windows; and a top section crowned by a slate covered mansard roof pierced by two dormers. The larger dormer has a pediment with terra-cotta decoration surrounding the commencement date, 1884.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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