Endangered Buildings Initiative

94 Greenwich St.

94 Greenwich St.
94 Greenwich St.

94 Greenwich St., Manhattan


Like 67 Greenwich Street, 94 Greenwich Street is a remarkable survivor of the early Federal era. Dating from 1798, the building and its two equally venerable neighbors at 94 1/2 and 96 (each under different ownership) are partially vacant and neglected. 94 Greenwich Street was heard by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1970, but not designated. It has not yet been declared eligible for the National Register.

94 Greenwich Street is one of three adjacent row-houses which anchor the northwest corner of Rector and Greenwich Streets in Lower Manhattan. The others are 94-1/2 and 96 Greenwich Street.
The buildings retain much of their original Federal-era detail, including Flemish Bond brickwork, original window lintels and sills. The southern façade shows the ghost of the original sloped roof, altered, as so many Federal era buildings were, to accommodate new uses in mid-19th century. By 1859, the original dormers had been removed from 94 Greenwich and the full fourth floor constructed.

These three survivors from another era are not protected by City landmark designation. The New York Landmarks Conservancy has partnered with the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation on an advocacy campaign to convince the Landmarks Preservation Commission to confer landmark status on a total of thirteen such buildings in Lower Manhattan, including 94, 94-1/2, and 96 Greenwich Street. By mid-2006, the Commission has responded by designating five buildings on this list, but not yet these three on lower Greenwich Street.

Today, No. 94 is in deteriorated condition and appears vacant or little-used. Its appearance and condition also detracts from appreciating the two neighboring historic row-houses.

Neighborhood: Lower Manhattan
Building use type: Mixed Use
Condition: Poor
Architect/Builder:
Year built: 1798
Style: Federal
Predominant materials: Masonry
NYC Designation Status: Heard But Not Designated
National Designation Status:
Lot width: 20
Lot depth: 94
Building width: 19
Building depth: 91
Zoning: C6

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