Endangered Buildings Initiative

139 Greene St.

139 Greene St.
139 Greene St.

139 Greene St., Manhattan

At the time of designation, this Federal rowhouse was used for commercial purposes, although even then the front door was bricked in. The report does not mention the ghastly hole to the left of the doorway, or the disfiguring brick patch beneath the hole. The structure has been cited with violations by the Department of Buildings.

Despite this degradation, much of the Federal character and detailing remains, from the dormers, which are often the first to go on these buildings, to the simple lintels on the second story windows, and the elegant arch of the front door.

Neighborhood: SoHo
Building use type: Single Family
Condition: Poor
Year built: 1825
Style: Federal
Predominant materials: Masonry
NYC Designation Status: Historic District
National Designation Status: Historic District
Lot width: 25
Lot depth: 100
Building width: 25
Building depth: 40
Zoning: M1

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