311 Broadway Building

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

311 Broadway

ARCHITECT: Unknown

DATE: 1856-57

STYLE: Italian Renaissance

Italian Renaissance Manhattan Tribeca

311 Broadway Building is a fine example of Italian Renaissance-inspired commercial palaces that flourished from the 1850s through the 1870s in the former wholesale textile and dry goods district of lower Manhattan. In the mid-nineteenth century, Broadway was the city’s most prestigious business and shopping street, lined with commercial palaces; that clad in stone. The building is articulated with a restrained design employing symmetrical square-headed windows with stone surrounds at the upper stories.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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