Holland Plaza Building
The Holland Plaza Building an 18-story industrial building located in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, was erected c. 1930 and was designed by noted architect Ely Jacques Kahn in the modern-classical style. The building – which is located at 75 Varick Street on a lot bounded by Canal Street, Hudson Street, and Watts Street, and faces the entrance to the Holland Tunnel – was commissioned by Abe Adelson, and was built by the New York Investing Company on land owned by Trinity Church.
Hudson Square being at this time New York's Printing District, many early tenants in the building were involved in the printing trade and related companies. These included the Macmillan Company publishers, the American Book Bindery and the Royal Typewriter Company. Also, Leo Alexander & Co., a distributor of farm trucks and tractors, leased a showroom store for an aggregate rental price of $40,000. The lease was made at the end of January 1931.
In July 1933 the Holland Plaza Building was sold by the New York Investing Company to the Lortay Corporation. The transaction price exceeded $5 million; the property was subject to a $4,000,000 mortgage held by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.