P R O P O S E D H I S T O R I C D I S T R I C T
NO. 118 EAST 18TH STREET
This Italianate house is a relatively late example of the style. This four-story and raised basement brownstone-front house is the only survivor of the dwellings that once lined this block. It was erected as an individual building, not part of a row, and was the last house built on this block. The building was commissioned by Henry T. Ingalls. Ingalls was an importer of ivory, ebony, shell, and other tropical goods. He moved to 18th Street from 102 East 17th Street (now the site of Tammany Hall). The facade, restored in the early 1990s, displays such typical Italianate features as a segmental-arched entrance (the stoop is missing), sculptural window enframements, and rusticated base. The stylized brackets of the galvanized-iron cornice hint at the fact that this is a late Italianate building.
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