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HSBC

formerly the Knox Building

 

— Designated Landmark New York City —

 
HSBC Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2015
1. HSBC Marker
Inscription.  
HSBC
formerly the Knox Building

Built in 1901-2, this is one of the finest Beaux Arts commercial buildings in New York City. It is distinguished by its limestone rustication and two-storied mansard roof. It was designed by John H. Duncan as headquarters for the Knox Hat Company. In 1964-65 the firm of Kahn & Jacobs converted the hat store space into banking facilities.

New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
1989


 
Erected 1989 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1989.
 
Location. 40° 45.135′ N, 73° 58.929′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and W. 40th St., on the right when traveling east on Fifth Avenue. The marker is on the W. 40th Street side of the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 452 Fifth Ave, New York NY 10018, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Wendel Home (within shouting distance of this marker);
HSBC, formerly the Knox Hat Building image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2015
2. HSBC, formerly the Knox Hat Building
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New York Public Library (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Engineers Club (about 400 feet away); Reservoir Square (about 500 feet away); American-Standard Building (about 500 feet away); Buildings Overlooking Bryant Park (about 500 feet away); Bryant Park Today (about 600 feet away); Monuments in Bryant Park (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  The 1902 Knox Hat Buildling - 452 Fifth Avenue. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on April 10, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 12, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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