This five-story loft building was designed in 1889 by Albert D’Oench, architect of the nearby Germania Life Insurance Co. Building and several other designated New York City landmarks, for Mary Springler-Van Beueren, one of the last survivors of the Springler-Van Beueren clan, one of the earliest developers of property on 14th Street. The noted publisher Joseph Marshall Stoddart had offices here in the late 19th century, and labor rights and women’s suffrage advocate Robert Ellis Thompson’s The American: A Weekly Journal of Politics, Literature, Science, Art and Finance was published here. It replaced a building that housed the headquarters of the National Women’s Christian Temperance Union, which crusaded for women’s suffrage and other progressive reforms while also advocating for prohibition on alcohol.

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Photo by Dylan Chandler