56 East 4th Street

56 East 4th Street

Residential Units: 19

Commercial Units: 2 (Jinsoon, Bash & Bow)

Borough of Manhattan

Tax Map Block 459, Lot 14

Date Built: 1886

Architect/Builder: William Graul

Original Owner: George Hornberger

Type: Tenement

Style: Queen Anne with alterations

Stories: 5 and basement

Material(s): Brick; terra cotta; stone

Significant Architectural Features: Heavy stone window lintels; ornamented terra-cotta spandrels; stone and corbelled brick beltcourses; recessed center bays

Notable History and Residents: Building effectively rebuilt in 1886 when two stories, a new facade, and a rear extension were added to what had been a three-story Greek Revival-style row house built as part of the Albion Place development.

Recent History: The City took title to the property in 1976, and transferred ownership to the Cooper Square Mutual Housing Association in 1999.  The building was converted to a cooperative in 2012.

Managing low-income co-ops in NYC's Lower East Side