De Vinne Press Building

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De Vinne Press Building
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De Vinne Press Building is located in Lower Manhattan
De Vinne Press Building
De Vinne Press Building is located in New York
De Vinne Press Building
De Vinne Press Building is located in the US
De Vinne Press Building
Location393-399 Lafayette Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York
Coordinates40°43′40″N 73°59′33″W / 40.72778°N 73.99250°W / 40.72778; -73.99250Coordinates: 40°43′40″N 73°59′33″W / 40.72778°N 73.99250°W / 40.72778; -73.99250
ArchitectBabb, Cook & Willard
NRHP reference #77000955[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPSeptember 14, 1977
Designated NYCLOctober 19, 1966

The De Vinne Press Building, located at 393-399 Lafayette Street at the corner of East 4th Street, in the NoHo district of lower Manhattan, New York City, is a brick structure, built in 1885-1886 and designed by the firm of Babb, Cook & Willard in Romanesque Revival style.[3] An addition was made to the building in 1892.[2]

Theodore Low De Vinne, a leading New York typographer and printer had the building constructed for his printing company.[4] De Vinne died in 1914, and by 1922, the company ceased operations. The building was purchased in 1982 by the late Edwin Fisher. It is now occupied by the Astor Center, owned by the Fisher family.[4]

The De Vinne Press Building was designated a New York City landmark in 1966, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.



  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b 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.161
  3. ^ New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission; Dolkart, Andrew S.; Postal, Matthew A. (2009), Postal, Matthew A., ed., Guide to New York City Landmarks (4th ed.), New York: John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 978-0-470-28963-1, p.64
  4. ^ a b Gray, Christopher (April 13, 2003). "Streetscapes/De Vinne Press Building, Fourth and Lafayette Streets; An Understated Masterpiece That Earns Its Keep". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-11-24.

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