6 Stanwix Street

6 Stanwix Street

Corner of Jefferson Street
Block 3162, Lot 1

6 Stanwix Street (2011). Credit: Heather Hartshorn

Year Built: 1920
Building Type: Industrial
Architects: Simeon B. Eisendrath & Bernhard Horwitz
Builder: Unknown
Original Owner: Knitwear Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Proposed District: N/A

History and Analysis

The building located at 6 Stanwix Street was built on the consolidated lots 1, 2, 3, and 4 of block 3162 as a factory for the Knitwear Manufacturing Company, Inc in 1920. President Nathan Klein and Treasurer Harry Glickman commissioned architectects Simeon B. Eisendrath and Bernhard Horwitz to build the 4-story factory. The building is made of brick, concrete, and terra cotta. In 1920, the first floor was occupied by 60 men and 35 women; the second, third, and fourth floors by 15 men and 60 women each.[1]

This industrial building, aptly inscribed with the word “Knitwear,” remains rather true to its original facade materials of reinforced concrete with brick and terra-cotta tile ornament. Original metal windows are extant on the second and third floors.