Manhattan Landmarks-SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District/Extension

SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District/Extension

This district is the largest concentration of full and partial cast-iron facades anywhere in the world. Early residential buildings from the first decades of the 19th century remain, but it is the commercial architecture of the last half of the century that characterizes the neighborhood. Large display windows between columns of cast iron, mimicking carved stone, showed off vast interior shopping spaces, while upper floors operated as office, storage and manufacturing spaces. Designated August 14, 1973  and extended  May 2010

 

Title: William A. Potter Building at 435 Broome Street with Surrounding Buildings 2

Borough: Manhattan

Historic District: SoHo-Cast Iron and Extension

Keywords: mixed-use, cornice, cast iron

Description: The William A. Potter building at 435 Broome Street with a fabulous cornice

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Extension Designation Report

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