Monday, March 8, 2010

22 East Broadway

an excerpt from a 2003 nytimes article on downtown federal style landmarks including 22 East Broadway
Most Federal houses have not received such loving care in their old age. All that remains of the palmy days at 510 Greenwich Street, near Spring Street, is what Mr. Lockwood takes to be the ghostly remnant of an arched fanlight. "It's almost as if it's telling you: `I'm here. Love me. Notice me.' "
Of course, interior remnants are out of the public eye. But when Mike Siegel, the owner of 22 East Broadway, near Catharine Street, noticed Mr. Lockwood staring at his 172-year-old building, he invited him in. Even after countless decades of commercial use, the house still has a parlor doorway surrounded by carved anthemion leaves, a chaste marble fireplace and a statuary niche.

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