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International Tailoring Company Building

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 30, 2017
1. International Tailoring Company Building Marker
Inscription. Constructed in 1920, this was the New York headquarters of the International Tailoring Company and its subsidiary, J.T. Taylor & Company. It was one of the world's largest manufacturers of men's custom-made clothing.

From the early to mid-20th Century, the company's "Tailors to the Trade" made suits, topcoats, tuxedos, and other clothing sold by merchant tailors across the U.S. and abroad.

The architechture firm Starrett & Van Vleck designed the building as well as the Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue flagship stores in Manhattan.

The building converted to cooperative apartments in 1980. It is owned by the Fourth Avenue Owners Corporation.

Herman Melville lived in a townhouse on this site from 1847 to 1850. He began writing Moby Dick while living here.
 
Location. 40° 43.945′ N, 73° 59.398′ W. Marker is in New York City, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and East 12th Street on Fourth Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 Fourth Avenue, New York NY 10003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Petersfield (within shouting distance of this marker); Grace Church (about 400 feet away,
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 30, 2017
2. International Tailoring Company Building Marker - Wide View
measured in a direct line); The Cast Iron Building (about 500 feet away); Petrus Stuyvesant's Pear Tree (about 600 feet away); Gramercy Gym Site (about 600 feet away); Academy of Music Site (about 600 feet away); Ninth Regiment New York State (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stuyvesant – Fish House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York City.
 
Also see . . .  111 Fourth Avenue (Condopedia). 111 Fourth Avenue has seen many changes during its existence, from an industrial area where waves of immigrants and others came to the area, to a seedy and dangerous drug haven of the 1960s and 1970s, to the modern gentrified neighborhood of today.... This was a utilitarian loft building that was converted to condominium housing in 1977. The conversion was developed by Teitelbaum Holdings Inc., and designed by Warner, Burns & Lunde. The building was originally built for the International Tailoring Company and J.L. Taylor Company in the early 1920s.... The International Tailoring Company had manufacturing facilities and offices in both Chicago and New York. Advertisements from the company encompassed
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 30, 2017
3. The International Tailoring Company Building
retail outlets as far away as California.
(Submitted on July 7, 2017.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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