56 Pine Street

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56 Pine Street
(Wallace Building)
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56 Pine Street is located in New York City
56 Pine Street
Location 56-58 Pine St.
Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates: 40°42′24″N 74°0′32″W / 40.70667°N 74.00889°W / 40.70667; -74.00889
Built 1893-94[2][3]
Architect Oscar Wirz[2][3]
Architectural style Romanesque
Governing body private
NRHP Reference # 03000848[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 28, 2003
Designated NYCL February 11, 1997

56 Pine Street – originally known as the Wallace Building after its developer, James Wallace – at 56-58 Pine Street between Pearl and William Streets in the Financial District of Manhattan, New York City, was built in 1893-94 and was designed by Oscar Wirz in the Romanesque Revival style.

The building's facade consists of brick, stone and terra cotta and features colonnettes, deeply inset windows and rounded arched openings.[2][3] The flowered panels and fantastic heads which embellish the building is "some of the finest Byzantine carving in New York."[3]

The building was designated a New York City landmark in 1997, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b c White, Norval & Willensky, Elliot with Leadon, Fran (2010). AIA Guide to New York City (5th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195383867. , p.36
  3. ^ a b c d New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission; Postal, Matthew A. (ed. and text); Dolkart, Andrew S. (text). (2009) Guide to New York City Landmarks (4th ed.) New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0-470-28963-1, p.14

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