American Thread Building

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American Thread Building
American Thread Company Building.jpg
street level (2014)
American Thread Building is located in New York City
American Thread Building
Location 260 W. Broadway, Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates: 40°43′14″N 74°0′22″W / 40.72056°N 74.00611°W / 40.72056; -74.00611
Built 1896
Architect William B. Tubby
Architectural style Renaissance
Governing body private
NRHP Reference # 04001532[1]
Added to NRHP January 20, 2005

The American Thread Building is a historic building located at 260 West Broadway on the corner of Beach Street in the TriBeCa neighborhood of lower Manhattan, New York City. The eleven story building was designed in the Renaissance Revival style by architect William B. Tubby, and built in 1896. It was originally known as the Wool Exchange Building, and owned by the Wool Warehouse Company. The wool company did not succeed and the building was acquired by the American Thread Company in 1907,[2] and was renovated and converted into live/work lofts in 1981.[3]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 20, 2005.

In popular culture[edit]

In 2007, a renovation of one of the units uncovered an early work by artist Keith Haring.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "260 West Broadway" on the American Thread Company website
  3. ^ "American Thread Building New York, New York"
  4. ^ Hope, Bradley (December 20, 2007). "A Forgotten Haring Is Found by Contractors". The Sun. 

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