Woods Mercantile Buildings

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

46-50 White Street

ARCHITECT: Unknown

DATE: 1865

STYLE: Italian Renaissance

Italian Renaissance Manhattan Tribeca

The Woods Mercantile Buildings are fine examples of the palazzo node of architecture which was based on Italian Renaissance prototypes. The elegant simplicity and restraint of the facades indicate their original utilitarian function. They are representatives of a period of the city’s history when White Street was part of the country’s textile and dry goods center.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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