Bold Reminder of Tribeca’s Past – 66 Leonard Street

By Linecity, November 6, 2019

The Textile Building at 66 Leonard Street sits prominently on the southeast corner of Leonard Street and Church Street, a bold reminder of Tribeca past.  Across the street, ever-looming over this turn-of-the-century limestone edifice, is the Jenga-like skyscraper, 56 Leonard Street, a marvel of modern engineering and a must-see on any downtown attraction list.  In no corner of the city could you find two more distinct buildings, yet each one stands firmly on its own merits, each one warenting its rightful place in the architectural continuum of this metropolis.  

Located in the Tribeca East Historic District, this landmarked beaux-arts structure was designed by Henry Hardenbergh, the architect for two of the city’s most fabled buildings, The Plaza Hotel and the Dakota.  

Built in 1901, 66 Leonard Street was converted to residential condominiums in 1999. The conversion of the twelve-story building resulted in 47 loft residences, all of which contain standard loft features, including open living spaces, tall ceilings and oversized windows, As an added bonus, all of the residences include exposed original columns, many of which feature steel plates and rivets. Not to be overlooked, all of the units also contain gas fireplaces.

At the time of the conversion, a penthouse apartment was added atop the original structure.  This one of a kind residence has 4000 square feet of outdoor space and a private 35-foot pool.

The Textile Building was originally built as a home for dry goods merchants.  Today, the condo pays homage to the building’s origins with the display of historical artifacts throughout the common areas.

The building has a full-time concierge and a resident manager.  Amenities include a common roof deck with outdoor grill, bar with catering kitchen, residents’ lounge, fitness facility with steam and massage rooms and a children’s playroom.

Recent sales have averaged a price of $1645 per square foot. View full details on