57 East 4th Street

Residential Units: 17

Commercial Units: 0

Borough of Manhattan

Tax Map Block 460, Lot 59

Date Built: 1899-1900

Architect/Builder: Sass & Smallheiser

Original Owner: Jacob Sommer

Type: Apartment building

Style: Renaissance Revival

Stories: 6

Material(s): Brick; stone

Special Windows: Round-arch fenestration at the first story

Significant Architectural Features: Fluted cast-iron column at the first story; scrolled keystones; splayed lintels; continuous sills in projecting bands; segmental relieving arch above the fifthstory center bays; cartouches above the fifth-story end bays; Corinthian pilasters flanking fifthstory windows; bracketed cornice

Recent History: The City took title to the property in 1989, 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