361 Broadway

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Building at 361 Broadway
361 Broadway James White Building.jpg
361 Broadway is located in New York City
361 Broadway
Location 361 Broadway at Franklin Street,
Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates: 40°43′3″N 74°0′14″W / 40.71750°N 74.00389°W / 40.71750; -74.00389
Built 1881=1882
Architect W. Wheeler Smith
Architectural style Italianate
NRHP Reference # 83001718[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 15, 1983
Designated NYCL July 27, 1982

361 Broadway at the corner of Franklin Street in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, formerly known as the James White Building, was built in 1881-82 and was designed by W. Wheeler Smith in the Italianate style.[2] It features a cast-iron facade, and is a good example of late cast-iron architecture.[3] The building was renovated by architect Joseph Pell Lombardi in 2000,[4] and a restoration of the facade began in 2009.[5]

The building once housed the offices of Scientific American, but it was primarily used in connection with the textile trade.[3] It is currently occupied by a branch of Nyack College.

The building was designated a New York City landmark on July 27, 1982,[3] and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 15, 1983.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Norval White and Elliot Willensky, AIA Guide to New York City, rev. ed., (New York: Collier Books, 1978), p.40.
  3. ^ a b c Robins, Anthony W. "361 Broadway Designation Report" New York Landmarks Preservation Commission (July 27, 1982)
  4. ^ White, Norval & Willensky, Elliot (2000). AIA Guide to New York City (4th ed.). New York: Three Rivers Press. ISBN 978-0-8129-3107-5. , p.75
  5. ^ "Projects: Commercial Buildings: 361 Broadway" on the Jan Hird Pokorny Associates website