Keuffel & Esser Company Building

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

127 Fulton Street

ARCHITECT: De Lemos & Cordes

DATE: 1982-93

STYLE: Renaissance Revival

City Hall Manhattan Renaissance Revival

The 8-story Keuffel & Esser Co. Building was constructed in 1892-93 to the design of De Lemos & Cordes as the general offices and salerooms for the firm that imported and manufactured drawing materials, drafting tools, and mathematical and surveying equipment.

The richly-detailed Renaissance Revival style primary façade of this building on Fulton Street has a tripartite division, with a 2-story, arched cast-iron storefront that bears the firm’s name and representations of its products, and buff brick- and terra-cotta-clad upper stories, with the midsection having a recessed monumental round-arched window capped by a foliated sculptural relief of a knight’s helmet, shield, and winged orb, and the upper section featuring a 2-story angled metal window bay and culminating in a decorative cornice and balustrade.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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