8. 827-831 Broadway

Cast iron architecture at 827-831 Broadway south of union square
Courtesy of Village Preservation

The twin lofts at 827-831 Broadway were built in 1866. They were designed by Griffith Thomas for tobacco heir Pierre Lorillard III. The Italianate and neo-Grec facade features both marble and cast iron elements. In 2017, the building was designated an individual New York City landmark, not just for its architectural merit, but also for its cultural significance. Artists Willem and Elaine de Kooning and Paul Jenkins lived in and had art studios at 827-831 Broadway. The landmarks designation saved the building from demolition.

On January 18th, join Village Preservation Executive Director Andrew Berman for a fascinating virtual tour of the hidden history south of Union Square. In this live virtual talk is free for Untapped New York Insiders,

Hidden History South of Union Square

South of Union Square

Continue to explore the historic structures south of Union Square on Village Preservation’s interactive maps. Find out how you can help support the campaign by visiting Village Preservation’s website, where you can learn more about the threats that face the neighborhood, why these buildings matter, and how you can reach out to local officials.

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