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Identification

Sun Building
A.T. Stewart Dry Goods Store
263623

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
marble
applied masonry
white
renaissance revival

Usages

governmental office

Facts

  • The A.T. Stewart Dry Goods Store was New York City's first department store.
  • Its size and location spurred development along Broadway north of City Hall.
  • Perhaps the first example of Renaissance Revival architecture in New York, it had a strong influence on the development of commercial architecture in the city.
  • The sixth and seventh stories were added in 1884.

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Location

280 Broadway
31-41 Reade Street, 274-286 Broadway, 53-63 Chambers Street
280 Broadway
10007
Civic Center
Manhattan
New York City
New York
U.S.A.

Technical Data

77.53 ft
7
1846
1884

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