Schermerhorn Building

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Year Completed: 1888

Architect: Henry Janeway Hardenbergh

Style: Romanesque Revival

Located at 380 Lafayette Street, the 6 story Schermerhorn Building is a manufacturing structure representative of the increasing commercialization of Lafayette during the time period. The building was built by William Schermerhoorn in place of the Schermerhorn mansion occupied by his brother. It was made a New York City landmark in 1966 and made the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The exterior of the building conveys a heavy design consisting of brick, brownstone, and granite. In 1931 it was converted from a factory to an office building and then converted back to manufacturing use in 1943. In the 1980s, the building is housed the Jazz Center of New York City and brought performers from around New York City and the world. Currently, the building houses NoHo Hospitality Group's Lafayette Restaurant and commercial offices.

 

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