Lower East Side Historic District

Roughly bounded by Allen St., E. Houston, Essex St., Canal St., Eldridge St., E. Broadway, and Grand St., New York, New York


Street View 

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 7, 2000
Reference number
Architectural styles
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival; Victorian: Italianate; et al.
Areas of significance
Architecture; Ethnic Heritage; Social History; Commerce; Religion; Archeology - Non-Aboriginal
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction; D - Information Potential
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Multiple dwelling; Business; Financial institution; Theater; Religious structure; School
Current functions
Multiple dwelling; Business; Financial institution; Theater; Religious structure; School; Library
Periods of significance
1800-1824; 1825-1849; 1850-1874; 1875-1899; 1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant years
1867; 1879; 1901
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 442
Contributing sites: 2
Non-contributing buildings: 61
Non-contributing sites: 2


19th Century (36,936)
Brick (42,460)
Built 1867 (362)
Built during 1860s (3,652)
Cast iron (375)
District (10,321)
Exotic Revival (7,380)
Have Street View (43,328)
Herter Brothers (1)
Italianate (5,079)
Mid 19th Century Revival (7,958)
New York (5,963)
New York County, New York (536)
New York, New York (724)
Stone (26,162)
Terra cotta (3,922)
Victorian (19,697)

Update Log 

  • March 2, 2018: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett