Saturday, December 24, 2011

The International Mercantile Marine Company Building

The International Mercantile Marine Company Building originally designed by Edward H. Kendall between 1882-1884 as the Washington Building and refaced in limestone with alterations by Walter B. Chambers between 1919-1921 after it was purchased by the IMMC at No. 1 Broadway in New York City. Click HERE to read Christopher Gray's Streetscapes article on No. 1 Broadway. Click HERE to see the building on google street view.

Photos from Architecture, 1922.


The Down East Dilettante said...

Handsome. Just handsome.

Anonymous said...

Any photos of that amazing statue across the street? I agree with DED...handsome building. Do the interiors remain intact?

archibuff said...

Oh Anon, that statue is one of the representations of the "4 continents" sitting grandly infront of the majestic New York Custom House, designed by Cass Gilbert, or as DED likes to call him, the Gilbert with all of the design talent. The building is simply stunning with some magnificent interiors, which now houses the NY branch of the Smithsonian's Museum of the American Indian. A must see building if ever in lower Manhattan

The Down East Dilettante said...

The exact title is 'Cass, the Talented Gilbert' :-)

And that he was. The Custom House is lush and beautiful.