David S. Brown Store

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David S. Brown Store
(No. 8 Thomas Street Building)
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David S. Brown Store is located in New York City
David S. Brown Store
Location 8 Thomas Street, Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates 40°42′57″N 74°0′22″W / 40.71583°N 74.00611°W / 40.71583; -74.00611Coordinates: 40°42′57″N 74°0′22″W / 40.71583°N 74.00611°W / 40.71583; -74.00611
Built 1875-76
Architect J. Morgan Slade
Architectural style Victorian Gothic
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 80002705[1]
NYCL # 243
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 30, 1980
Designated NYCL November 14, 1978

The David S. Brown Store at 8 Thomas Street between Broadway and Church Street in the TriBeCa neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City was built in 1875-76 for a soap manufacturer. It was designed by J. Morgan Slade in the Victorian Gothic style, as influenced by John Ruskin and French architectural theory.[2] The building has been called "An elaborate confection of Romanesque, Venetian Gothic, brick, sandstone, granite, and cast-iron parts..."[3]

The building was designated a New York City landmark in 1978, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ 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.34
  3. ^ 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.77

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