Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Little Singer Building

I came across this beauty of a building while walking a new route to work this morning. It's the Little Singer Building, which was built in 1903 for the Singer Manufacturing Company. It was called the "little" building because it was smaller than the company's 41-story headquarters located in the financial district and built in 1908.

Both buildings were designed by Ernest Flagg, a Beaux-Arts trained architect. and the latter was completed in 1908. The Little Singer Building is an L-shaped building, with two similar facades. The one pictured above is on Prince Street, and is slightly more narrow than the one on Broadway. It combines large glass panes, terra-cotta panels, and wrought-iron balconies to create its ornate facade.

Today, apparently, it is a mixed-use co-op. I love that they've kept the facades intact. For more photos and history, check out NYC Architecture. And, if you're looking to buy an apartment, there's a 2 bedroom for sale in there!

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