South Side of Carmine Street

This row, facing Our Lady of Pompeii Church, contains an eclectic mix of buildings.  Most exceptional are the largely intact late-Federal style rowhouses at 42, 44, and 46 (center of picture-- see also below), built in 1827 and 1828.  The single dormers remain intact.  On either side are an array of tenement buildings running the gamut of late 19th and early 20th century styles, including a Renaissance-Revival building from 1900 at #22 (the corner of Bleecker Street – far left of picture), an elaborately detailed tenement named the “Theresia” (carved in large letters on the top of the upper floor) at #48 (right of rowhouses-- see also below), a Romanesque Revival tenement from 1896 at #50 (third from right), and an older tenement with an unusually elaborate cornice with urns at #52 (see below). 


Federal Rowhouses, 42, 44, and 46 Carmine Street   


 Theresia, 48 Carmine Street (l.) and Romanesque Revival 1896 Tenement at 50 Carmine Street (r.)


52 Carmine Street

Just to the left of the surviving federal rowhouses at #38-40 sits a four story building which was once a pair of two-story houses built in 1859, which were gradually combined and stories added in the late 19th and early 20th centuries (see below).  To its left at 36 Carmine Street is a handsome, elaborately detailed sand-colored turn-of-the-century apartment building. The block is a veritable cornucopia of South Village architecture and history.

WPA Playground entrance (r.), 36 Carmine Street, 38-40 Carmine Street, and federal rowhouses at 42-46 Carmine Street (l.)


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