Schneider & Herter

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Schneider and Herter was an American architectural firm in the late-nineteenth and early twentieth-century New York City.[1] It was formed around 1887 by Ernest W. Schneider and Henry Herter, and thrived designing "tenements, flats, and industrial buildings, primarily on the Lower East Side...principally for German-Jewish clients with ethnic backgrounds similar to theirs." The firm favored the Romanesque Revival architectural style.[1]

The firm was founded as Schneider & Co. and designed more than a hundred multiple dwellings in Manhattan, most of which have been demolished.[1]

The main German-Jewish clients were Jonas Weil and Bernard Mayer for whom they designed numerous multiple dwellings. Other work involved German-Jewish synagogues, including Park East Synagogue (New York City). 163 East 67th Street (1889–90), financed by Weil, and Congregation Kol Israel Arshi, 20-22 Forsyth Street (1892), which was later sold to the Hellenic Orthodox Community.[1]

Works[edit]

  • Park East Synagogue (New York City). 163 East 67th Street (1889–90)[1]
  • 731-735 E 5th Street (1890–91, French flats)[1]
  • 233-35 Delancey Street (1891–92, French flat)[1]
  • Congregation Kol Israel Arshi, 20-22 Forsyth Street (1892), (now Hellenic Orthodox Community).[1]
  • 858 West End Avenue, 102nd Street (1892–93)[1]
  • 141 W Broadway Warehouse Project (1893)[1]
  • 79-81 Perry Street (1895, five-story apt bldg)[1]
  • 309-317 W 93rd Street (1901-2)[1]
  • 363 West 57th Street (1890)
  • 223-225 West 10th Street

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Betsy Bradley. Elisa Urbanelli, ed. Landmarks Preservation Commission LP-1621 Designation List 226 (April 14, 1990), p.7.