This striking six-story loft building, which runs the entire block from Broadway to Fourth Avenue north of Grace Church, was designed in 1887 by James Renwick, noted architect of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Grace Church, along with partners James Lawrence Aspinwall and William Hamilton Russell. The design of the manufacturing building was meant to harmonize with the adjacent historic Grace Church. The building was home to notable publishers connected to the likes of Norman Rockwell, and to clothing manufacturers. It was the scene of significant labor disputes, and played a pivotal role in Caleb Carr’s mystery novel The Alienist.

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Photo by Dylan Chandler