5. 37 East 12th Street

Courtesy of Village Preservation

The highly detailed facade of the 8-story loft building at 37 East 12th Street is embellished with brick, terra cotta, and iron ornamentation. The iron on the first two stories features a swirly circular pattern. Above the iron part of the facade, the windows are topped with arched pediments and framed with finely carved terra cotta.

The building was designed by Cleverdon and Putzel in 1896. Though it was converted to apartments in 2016, the building was once filled with garment manufacturers. Thankfully, the ornate facade was kept intact throughout the interior conversion!