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376-380 Lafayette Street

New York Designated Landmark

 
 
376-380 Lafayette Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 30, 2017
1. 376-380 Lafayette Street Marker
Inscription. This six-story building, erected in 1888 for William C. Schermerhorn, is one of New York’s outstanding manufacturing structures of the period. It demonstrated that a utilitarian building could have real artistic merit and need not be devoid of ornament. Its particular distinction lies in its rhythmic composition and in the interesting brick and sandstone detail. The architect was Henry Janeway Hardenbergh who also designed the Hotel Plaza, the Dakota Apartments and the American Fine Arts Society Building.

Plaque provided by the New York Community Trust 1970
 
Erected 1970 by New York Community Trust.
 
Location. 40° 43.655′ N, 73° 59.615′ W. Marker is in New York City, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Street and Great Jones Street on Lafayette Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 380 Lafayette Street, New York NY 10003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. De Vinne Press Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Firehouse Engine Company No. 33 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); ASHRAE Centennial 1894-95 – 1994-95 (about
376-380 Lafayette Street Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 30, 2017
2. 376-380 Lafayette Street Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible on the third column from the right.
400 feet away); Old Merchants House of New York (about 400 feet away); Colonnade Row (about 600 feet away); Astor Library (about 700 feet away); Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (about 800 feet away); Bouwerie Lane Theater (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York City.
 
Also see . . .  The Schermerhorn Building (Starts and Fits). Offers building details and numerous photographs. (Submitted on July 16, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Architecture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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