cast iron

473 Grand Street

Four-story Italianate tenement with cast-iron lintels and sills. Address at time of construction was 379 Grand Street. Real Estate Record & Builders' Guide (v. 15, no. 368, April 3, 1875), 233.

Smithsonian Hall

Smithsonian Hall, the only cast-iron building in Greenpoint, was built by Edward Smith, of Smith, Gray & Co. Gray tapped William F. Gaylor, architect for Smith, Gray & Co.'s Broadway cast-iron buildings, as the architect for this project.1

240-246 Broadway

Constructed in 1891 by furrier Louis Zechiel, this 5-story loft building sits at the junction of South 8th Street and Broadway, which gives the buildings its splayed plan form. The building is three bays wide at the first and second stories (the two western bays are on South 8th Street; the eastern bay is on Broadway) and nine bays wide at the upper three stories. On the upper stories the three windows at the center bay are divided by Ionic pilasters, with square arches at the third and fourth story and round arches at the top story.

80 Broadway

Demolished - address is approximate. Building is now part of 60 Broadway.1

  • 1Real estate record and builders' guide: v. 22, no. 549: September 21, 1878, p. 785.

Tuttle Building

Cast-iron fronted dry goods store, attributed to W. H. Gaylor. Connected to 705 Driggs (1888, W. H. Gaylor, architect). Gaylor is listed as the architect for interior alterations to 224 Grand Street in 18881 , and based on his connections to Tuttle and similarities in design to other Gaylor cast-iron buildings, is believed to the architect for this building.