E. V. Haughwout Building

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

488-492 Broadway

ARCHITECT: John P. Gaynor

DATE: 1856-57

STYLE: Anglo-Italianate

Anglo-Italianate Manhattan Soho

This attractive five-story building, located on a corner site, has two cast  tiron fronts designed in the Anglo-Italianate manner with arched windows set between columns. The windows are reminiscent of three of Sansovino’s great library on the Piazetta in Venice. The Haughwout Building was originally designed for the display of cut-glass, silverware, clocks and chandeliers, in a store which was the foremost of its kind in the mid-19th century. This was the first store in New York to have a passenger elevator designed expressly for the use of customers.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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