New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
85 Leonard Street
New York City Designated Landmark
Built in 1861, this building is significant as the only remaining cast-iron building façade in the city attributable to James Bogardus, the self-described “inventor of the cast-iron building”. Typically, the cast-iron façade was made in the style of a 15th century Italian palazzo and attached to a support structure immediately behind it. It was built as a dry goods storehouse for Kitchen, Montross and Wilcox. Buildings of this type flourished in this section of the city from the mid-1850s to the 1880s.
New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
Erected 1989 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 40° 43.039′ N, 74° 0.289′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Leonard Street near between Broadway and Church Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 55 White Street (about 500 feet away, measured in The Mudd Club, 1978-1981 (about 700 feet away); Manhattan Sentinels (about 700 feet away); Finn Square (about 800 feet away); Collect Pond Before The City (approx. 0.2 miles away); Headquarters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Collect Pond and the City (approx. 0.2 miles away); Death of the Collect Pond (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Regarding 85 Leonard Street. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
Also see . . . Bogardus' 1861 No. 85 Leonard Street. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on March 17, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on March 17, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 7, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.