Cary Building (New York City)
|Location:||105–107 Chambers St., Manhattan, New York City|
|Architect:||King & Kellum
Daniel D. Badger
|Architectural style:||Italian Renaissance revival|
|Added to NRHP:||September 15, 1983|
|Designated NYCL:||August 24, 1982|
The Cary Building at 105-107 Chambers Street, extending along Church Street to Reade Street, in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, was built in 1856-1857 and was designed by Gamaliel King and John Kellum ("King & Kellum") in the Italian Renaissance revival style, with the cast-iron facade provided by Daniel D. Badger's Architectural Iron Work. The five-story twin-facaded building was constructed for William H. Cary's Cary, Howard & Sanger, a dry goods firm.
Although built as a commercial structure, the Cary Building is now residential. As a result of the widening of Church Street in the 1920s, a 200-foot-long wall of unadorned brick is now exposed on the east side of the building; as Christopher Gray observed in the New York Times, comparing the structure to cast-iron buildings with facades obscured by modern signage, "There is not too little of the Cary Building but too much."
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15.
- Gayle, Margot. Cast-Iron Architecture in New York, 1974.
- Gray, Christopher. "Streetscapes: The 1857 Cast-Iron Cary Building at 105 Chambers Street; Facades Meant to be Seen, a Brick Wall that Wasn't", New York Times (16 July 2000) accessed 30 January 2011.
- 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 and Sons. ISBN 978-0-470-28963-1, p.30
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