6. 36 East 12th Street

Courtesy of Village Preservation

36 East 12th Street is another building that features both cast iron and brick on its facade and was also designed by Cleverdon & Putzel. True to the style of other Cleverdoon & Putzel buildings, this 1894 building boasts ornate decorative flourishes. The cast iron stories are embellished with dainty floral designs and dentil molding, while the multi-shade beige brickwork is enhanced by leaf-like terra cotta ornaments.

The ground floor of this building has been occupied by the family-owned business Seidenberg Antiques since 1940. The seven-story structure was originally built for German real estate developer and tire manufacturer Philip Braender. Another of Braender’s real estate development projects in the city, a 1903 apartment building at 102nd Street and Central Park West, bears his name. It’s called The Braender.