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Tag: Calvert Vaux

Beyond the Village and Back: The Children’s Aid Society’s Fourteenth Ward Industrial School on Mott Street

Walking through the neighborhood now often referred to as NoLIta (north of Little Italy), one can’t help but be struck by a four-story building on Mott Street which seems much more impressive than its modest height would imply. The stepped roof and carved foliate detail above and below the windows give the impression of a grand private residence, or at least the headquarters of some noble institution.