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The Cast Iron Building
The Cast Iron Corporation, 2004.
Erected 2004 by The Cast Iron Corporation.
Location. 40° 43.964′ N, 73° 59.506′ W. Marker is in New York City, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of East 11th Street and Broadway, on the left when traveling east on East 11th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 67 East 11th Street, New York NY 10003, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Grace Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); International Tailoring Company Building (about 500 feet away); Frank O'Hara (about 500 feet away); The Petersfield (about 500 feet away); Ninth Regiment New York State (about 600 feet away); Beatrix Farrand (about 700 feet away); Eleanor Roosevelt (about 700 feet away); Dawn Powell (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York City.
Also see . . . The 1868 McCreery & Co Dry Goods Store - 801 Broadway (Daytonian in Manhattan Blog, 3/15/2011). In 1868, three years after the end of the Civil War, the new James McCreery & Co. Dry Goods opened its magnificent emporium on Broadway at 11th Street. Designed by John Kellum, the five-story French Second Empire building was the latest in architectural fashion, the style originating in Paris only about a decade earlier. Kellum used the relatively new technology of a pre-fabricated cast iron façade which, while being fire-proof, allowed for the ample use of large windows. Vast glass show windows lined the street level while a striking mansard roof with lacy cresting and French dormers capped the building.... Constructed by builders J. B. and W. W. Cornell, the lavish store cost a staggering $300,000.... McCreery had chosen a highly-fashionable area for his new building. Across Broadway was the Episcopal Grace Church where, for twenty years, (Submitted on October 18, 2016.)
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