Cary Building

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

105-107 Chambers Street

ARCHITECT: King & Kellum

DATE: 1856-57

STYLE: Cast-iron

Cast-iron Manhattan Tribeca

The Cary Building’s two cast-iron facades are among the earliest surviving in New York. It was built in 1856-57 for the early drygoods department store of Cary, Howard & Sanger. It was one of the first important cast-iron buildings fabricated by D.D. Badger’s Architectural Iron Works, the most important architectural iron foundry in 19th-century New York. Its design is a key monument in mid-19th-century commercial architecture, marking the joining of the Italianate style with the cast-iron technology.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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