38 Roebling Street

ROEBLING ST,- Weson [sic] Longman & Co., 207 Pearl st, Manhattan will build a 4-sty factory, 200x55 ft., on Roebling st, west side, between North 9th and 10th sts, to cost $55,000, W. Ryan, 102 Ryerson st, is preparing plans. 1

Reference is to Longman & Martinez Paint Factory. The existing building on Roebling between North 9th and North 10th was constructed in 1907, replacing an earlier factory for the firm which dated to the 1850s to 1880s. The older factory was taken down when Roebling Street was widened. L&M acquired the midblock properties to the west, and constructed the present building partially on those lots and partially on the lots they had occupied previously.

  • 1. Real estate record and builders' guide: v. 80, no. 2052: July 13, 1907, 56.
Building type

38 Roebling Street
11211 NY
United States

Owner name
Weson Longman & Co.
Owner address
207 Pearl st, Manhattan
Number of Buildings

Aristedes Martinez

Walter Longman

Wadsworth, Martinez Longman

Daniel Wadsworth - later found King Paint Co.


BDE 11 June 1907 (p. 10) - "The contemplated widening of Roebling street will cause the demolition of the extensive paint works of Longman & Martinez, which now occupies the entire block on Roebling street, from North Ninth to North Tenth street.

The firm has filed plans for the erection of an entirely new structure to cost about $60,000, which will be erected partly on the site of its present building and partly on the westerly side of that site. William J. Ryan is the architect”

BDE 21 February 1920 (pg 5) - “LONGMAN-Mr. Samuel Tremper, 738 St. Mark’s Avenue, February ninth. Mr. Longman died of pneumonia on Monday of last week at the age of fifty. He was president of Longman and Martinez, paint manufacturers, with offices at 54 Maiden Lane, Manhattan. Mr. Longman was born in Brooklyn, the sone of Walter and Leah C. Tremper Longman, and attended Poly Prep. He was a member of the Lotus Club in Manhattan, the Fox Hills of Golf Club o f Staten Island, and the Logan Club of Brooklyn. He is survived by a daughter, Miss Dorothy Britton Longman; a son, Mr. Tremper Longman; his father, a sister, Mrs. Henry R. Simmons, and three brothers, Mr. Walkter, Jr., Mr. Royal R., and Mr. Edward G. Longman."


BDE 26 Febryary 1930 (pg 2) - Walter Longman Dies; Was in His 87th Year

“Walter Longman, founder of the paint manufacturing concern of Longman & Martinez and a charter member of the Montauk Club, died yesterday at this home, 29 8th Ave. He had been in failing health since he fell and fractured his hip two months ago.

Mr. Longman was born in Brooklyn and was a veteran of the Civil War. He also was for 40 years a member of the Downtown Association of Manhattan and was a member of Company C, Veterans Association of the 23rd Regiment, and the St. George Society.

He was married in 1865 to Leah C. Tremper, who died in 1907. Surviving are three sons, Walter, Jr., Royale R. and Edward G. Longman, and a daughter, Mrs. Henry R. Simmons…”


BDE 12 October 1922 (p. 23) - The Late Aristides Martinez

President of Manhattan Chess club for 20 years

Died last week at Great Neck, LI in his 87th year

Born in Cuba, lived most of his life in NY


Environmental report for 235 N 9th Street (http://www.nyc.gov/html/oer/downloads/pdf/repository/NYCBCP_Brooklyn/13…)

L&M in operation at property through at least 1965 (NY Telephone records)

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