New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
97 Orchard Street
This is the first tenement to be individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.
Location. 40° 43.112′ N, 73° 59.406′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Orchard Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is between Bloome Street and Delancy Street. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10002, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kehila Kedosha Janina (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bowery Savings Bank (approx. ¼ mile away); Black Horse Inn (approx. 0.4 miles away); Allen Ginsberg (approx. 0.4 miles away); New York City Marble Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Our Lady of Sorrow World War II Memorial Play Street - Little Italy (approx. half a mile away); The Neighborhood - Little Italy (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Regarding 97 Orchard Street. 97 Orchard St. was one of many tenements built to house new immigrants to New York City. This building built in 1863 was home to over 7,000 people between 1863 and 1935 when it was condemned as a residence. The owners could not afford to replace the wooden stair railings to meet building code. Commercial tenants remained on the first floor and basement, but the upper floors containing 20 apartments were abandoned. Parts of the building have been restored to demonstrate the living conditions during various phases of occupancy by German, Italian, Irish and other ethnic groups over its many years.
Also see . . . Lower East Side Tenement Museum - Virtual tour. (Submitted on February 28, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 892 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 28, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.