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Hats, Hardware & Horses

316-18 Bowery

 
 
Hats, Hardware & Horses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 15, 2016
1. Hats, Hardware & Horses Marker
Inscription.  This Italianate style building reflects the changing nature of the Bowery following the Civil War when two and three story Federal style houses were replaced by larger multi-purpose buildings. One of architect Nicholas Whyte’s earliest projects, he lavished this 1868 commission with an elaborate use of limestone lintels, sills and quoins set off against red brick walls. The second story Bowery façade is cast-iron with large two-over-two window panes. The slate-clad mansard roof is punctuated by a four-story corner tower and round-arch dormer windows.

Although originally intended to be a store and dwelling, the upper floors soon became a warehouse. In 1894, it operated as a hotel and, in 1915, a shop and factory. Several long-term tenants included two hat shops - Herman Rosenberg Hats (c. 1935-60) and the Universal Hat manufacturing Company (c. 1935-1975) – and two hardware stores – Morris Feuer Hardware (c. 1920-55) and Bleeker Hardware Company (c. 1935-75). This restored corner, in the NoHo East Historic District, now houses loft apartments and the restaurant Saxon & Parole, named in honor of two 19th century prize-winning
316-318 Bowery image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 17, 2016
2. 316-318 Bowery
horses.

-Michell Grubler, Chair, Landmarks Committee Bowery Alliance of Neighbors
 
Erected 2016 by Bowery Alliance of Neighbors.
 
Location. 40° 43.512′ N, 73° 59.548′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Bowery and Bleeker Street, on the right when traveling south on Bowery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 316-318 Bowery, New York NY 10012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 21st Century Fashion In A 21st Century House (within shouting distance of this marker); CBGB (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander’s Musee (within shouting distance of this marker); World’s Smallest Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); McGurk’s Suicide Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Then You Saw It/Now You Don’t (within shouting distance of this marker); NYC’s Oldest Thoroughfare (within shouting distance of this marker); Bouwerie Lane Theater (within shouting distance of this marker). 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. ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce
 
Inset image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 15, 2016
3. Inset
Hardware Store, 316-318 Bowery, 1938. From Bernice Abbott’s Changing New York: Works Progress Administration/Federal Art Project
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Last updated on July 16, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 12, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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