(m) 42 East 12th Street. Cleverdon & Putzel designed this seven-story Romanesque Revival loft building in 1894. Its bays feature intact cast-iron. In the late 19th century, the building served as a boarding house run by United Hebrew Charities. In the 1970s, it was home to the Film & Dance Theater, as well as the radical Workers Laboratory Theatre. (r.) 40 East 12th Street. This eight-story loft building featuring recessed cast-iron bays was designed by Frederick C. Browne in 1899 for the German-born real estate developer and tire manufacturer Philip Braender.

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Photos by Dylan Chandler