SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District and Extension

STATUS Designated Historic District

435 Broome Street

DATE: 1810-1900

STYLE: Cast-iron, Commercial

Cast-iron Commercial Manhattan Soho

Designated August 14, 1973
Extended May 2010

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.

STATUS Designated Historic District

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“I don’t know what the City would be without HDC. [They] testified before LPC time after time and helped us focus on the right issues. We would not be an historic district without HDC! ”

Doreen Gallo: DUMBO Neighborhood Alliance

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“Use HDC as a resource because they know what they are doing and can offer advice on how to go about creating a district from every front: architectural, political, LPC, and the media. I had floundered prior to my involvement with this invaluable organization.”

Fern Luskin: Lamartine Place Historic District; Friends of Lamartine Place & Gibbons Underground Railroad Site

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“HDC provided guidance and shared information during that process—we knew which Council members were going one way or another and we changed a few minds. I don’t think NoHo would have had as cohesive a district had it not been for HDC’s aid.”

Zella Jones: NoHo Historic District; NoHo East; and NoHo Extension

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“I remember Richard saying at a meeting, we have someone here from HDC, Nadezhda Williams, Director of Preservation and Research, to help us. She said to us, ‘You are not the only ones going through this.’ HDC included us in an enormous community”

Erika Petersen: West End Preservation Society