New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
NYC Landmark Of Cast Iron
You are standing in front of an Italianate-style NYC landmark that was built in 1869 for the carriage manufacturer John P. Jube & Co. Its façade is constructed entirely of cast iron, a mid-to-late 19th-century architectural material popular in the city because of its low cost, strength, durability, supposedly fireproof nature, ease of assembly and parts replacement, ability to provide inexpensive ornament, and paintable surfaces.
Designed in imitation of masonry, 97 Bowery’s large, arched window openings provided much-needed daylight and ventilation for the factory’s workers. The John P. Jube Company, which closed in 1935, was one of the city’s longest-running carriage manufacturers. It is a reminder of the significant role that horse-drawn carriages played in the everyday lives of 19th century New Yorkers.
- Michael Grubler, Landmarks Committee Chair, Bowery Alliance of Neighbors
Erected 2016 by Bowery Alliance of Neighbors.
Location. 40° 43.045′ N, 73° 59.711′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 97 Bowery, New York NY 10002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Freaks! Assassins! Giant Squids! (a few steps from this marker); "I'm Not A Nice Girl" (a few steps from this marker); “A Carnival Of Debauchery!” (within shouting distance of this marker); Ghosts And Occasional Mayhem (within shouting distance of this marker); Man Survives Leap From Brooklyn Bridge! (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bowery Savings Bank (about 500 feet away); From Beaux Arts Bank To Bananas (about 500 feet away); Former Bowery Savings Bank (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
More about this marker. One of more than sixty entries in the “Windows on the Bowery” series.
Categories. • Architecture • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 17, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.