Stuyvesant Polyclinic

The old Stuyvesant Polyclinic building at 137 Second Avenue is an individual New York City landmark built in 1883-4 by William Schickel as the Deutches (German) Dispensary. Along with its companion, the neighboring landmarked Ottendorfer Branch of the New York Public Library at 135 Second Avenue, it was commissioned by Anna and Oswald Ottendorfer, philanthropists concerned with the welfare of New York’s German immigrant community when this area was known as “Kleindeutschland,” or Little Germany.