21 East 3rd Street

Residential Units: 16

Commercial Units: 1 (Urban Glass and Design)

Borough of Manhattan Tax Map Block 459, Lot 39

Date Built: 1906

Architect/Builder: Charles M. Straub

Original Owner: Saul Wollenstein

Type: Tenement

Style: Renaissance Revival

Stories: 6

Material(s): Brick; terra cotta

Decorative Metal Work: Ornamented fire escape; cast-iron piers flanking residential entrance

Significant Architectural Features: Projecting, full-height angled bay; elaborate terra-cotta window enframements and lintels; terra-cotta and corbelled brick beltcourses; bracketed cornice; cast-iron piers flanking entrance

Recent History: The City took title to the property in 1976, and transferred ownership to the Cooper Square Mutual Housing Association in 1996.  The building was converted to a cooperative in 2012.

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