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The Archive

Formerly the U.S. Federal Building

 

— New York City Designated Landmark —

 
The Archive Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 24, 2009
1. The Archive Marker
Inscription.  
Designed by W.J. Edbrooke, this Romanesque Revival structure was built between 1892 and 1899 by the U.S. Government to serve as the as the appraisers’ warehouse. This extremely simple yet powerful building relies of the rhythm and differentiation of its arches to achieve a quality of architectural integrity. The small arched windows on the top story simulate the effect of the battlements of medieval castles, while the great arches and massive piers at street level express the heavy load bearing walls they support.

New York City Preservation Foundation
1989
 
Erected 1989 by New York City Preservation Foundation.
 
Location. 40° 43.937′ N, 74° 0.466′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Greenwich Street north of Barrow Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 666 Greenwich St, New York NY 10014, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Luke's Chapel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boyhood Home of Bret Harte (about 300 feet away);
The Archives Apartments image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 27, 2015
2. The Archives Apartments
Originally US Appraiser's Stores. Then the US Federal Archives Building.
Marquis de Lafayette (about 400 feet away); 4-10 Grove Street (about 500 feet away); 304 West 10th Street (about 600 feet away); Weehawken Street (about 600 feet away); Weehawken Street Historic District (about 600 feet away); 134 Charles Street (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding The Archive. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
 
Also see . . .  The Federal Archives Building at Daytonian in Manhattan. (Submitted on December 26, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
 
Categories. ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce
 
The Archive image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 24, 2009
3. The Archive
The building takes up the entire block.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 26, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 26, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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