History of 375 Broome Street

Posted on: September 11th, 2009 at 6:39 am by

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It’s no secret that wanton demolition and over-development continue to threaten the character and rich immigrant history of the neighborhood.  Nevertheless, traces of the past are still visible, though often buried beneath layers of homogenized gentrification.

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Take, for instance, 375 Broome Street, currently home to Quan Sushi and Oro Bakery and Bar on the ground level.  Designed and constructed by Peter and Francis Herter in 1890, the building was meant to house Jewish immigrants.  It is one of three similar structures built by the duo that year; the other two are located at 137-139 East Broadway and 47 Orchard Street.  Each tenement was adorned with traditional items of Jewish heritage, in this particular instance, Stars of David and a Moses bust.  According to the New York Times, the Herters were also behind the lavish Eldridge Street Synagogue.

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