214 Front Street

Architect unknown

214 Front Street was built for merchant William Shotwell, and has been altered many times over the years.The cast-iron façade is ornamented with decorative, paneled square columns and a modillioned metal cornice. On the four upper stories, the smooth-pressed bricks were assembled in a stretcher bond pattern and several gudgeons from the 19th century shutters still remain at the windows.

214 Front Street is located in the New York City and State and National Register of Historic Places South Street Seaport historic districts.