City Ventures Fund

City Ventures Fund Grant to Henry Street Settlement

City Ventures Fund Grant to Henry Street Settlement
City Ventures Fund Grant to Henry Street Settlement

July, 2018

Thanks to a $30,000 Conservancy grant, the Henry Street Settlement (HSS) will be able to celebrate its 125th anniversary by completing a final restoration project on its federal-era buildings. Our grant will help restore the original 1830’s fencing, that fronts HSS’s three connected headquarter buildings at 263,265 and 267 Henry Street.

The Lower East Side not for profit has been providing social service, arts and health care programs to New Yorkers since 1893. HSS is completing a five year capital campaign to restore and maintain their landmark townhouses.
A 1996 Conservancy loan helped restore a the dining room of 267 Henry street, one of the most architecturally and historically significant of their rooms.

This project will include the removal, restoration and reinstallation of the panel fencing, stoop railings, stair railings, post caps, and newel posts; missing and damaged decorative elements will be replicated where necessary. The ironwork will be sprayed with a galvanized coating to prevent rusting, then finish painted in a semi-gloss urethane black paint to ensure that the ironwork will maintain its look and stability for decades to come. This grant provides the NYLC with a timely opportunity to contribute to the sole remaining unrestored feature of HSS’s landmark buildings and help them celebrate their 125th Anniversary of operations and many social service programs offered to the community.