4. Puck Sculpture, Puck Building

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In 1876, Joseph Keppler and Adolph Schwarzmann founded Puck, a satirical magazine that published, according to Daytonian in Manhattan, “Political corruption, the latest fashion trends, labor unions, suffragists and all forms of graft, extravagance and unjustice” The magazine constructed its Romanesque Revival headquarters on Lafayette Street in 1885. The building is notable for its two gilded statues of Puck, from A Midsummer’s Night Dream, designed by Henry Baerer.