109-111 Franklin Street

Year
1888
Architect
Building type
Owner name
S. I. Merchant, trustee
15 State Street, NYC
Builder
John B. Woodruff & A. E. Walker
Block
2562
Lot
20
Number of Buildings
2
Dimensions
20 and 28.5 x 53 and 48
stories
4
cost
8000

Constructed with 97 to 101 Franklin Street, this handsome pair of richly-decorated tenements is clad in red brick with sandstone trim, terrace cotta trim and iron cornices. The terra cotta details include decorative tiles in the lower spandrel areas and vertical piers between paired windows at 109, and at decorative panels within the round and segmental arches at the fourth floor. The sandstone trim (perhaps an Ohio stone) is a mix of rock-faced lintels and arch spring blocks and flat sills and sill courses. The flat-arch windows feature splayed brick lintels.