Rear 13th Street facade. The Baumann Brothers Furniture and Carpets Store was designed in 1881 by eminent architects David and John Jardine for merchant James McCreery. Landmarked in 2008, this through-block building is considered one of New York’s great works of cast iron architecture.

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Photo by Dylan Chandler