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.
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 a direct line); Abyssinian 200 1808-2008 (was about 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Categories. • Architecture • Industry & Commerce •
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