Kitchen, Montross & Wilcox Store
(85 Leonard Street)
|Location||85 Leonard Street|
Manhattan, New York City
|Architect||James Bogardus (cast-iron)|
|Architectural style||Italianate, Cast Iron|
|NRHP reference #||80002675|
|Added to NRHP||April 23, 1980|
|Designated NYCL||November 26, 1974|
The Kitchen, Montross & Wilcox Store at 85 Leonard Street between Broadway and Church Street in the TriBeCa neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City was built in 1861 in the Italianate style for a company which dealt in dry goods. The cast iron for the building's facade came from James Bogardus' ironworks, one of the few surviving buildings for which that is the case. The building's columns are referred to as "sperm-candle style" from their resemblance to candles made from spermaceti.
The design [of the building] combines classically-inspired elements with the non-classical emphasis on lightness, openness, and verticality which characterizes cast-iron architecture.
- New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission; Dolkart, Andrew S.; Postal, Matthew A. (2009). Postal, Matthew A. (ed.). Guide to New York City Landmarks (4th ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0-470-28963-1., p.34
- White, Norval & Willensky, Elliot (2000). AIA Guide to New York City (4th ed.). New York: Three Rivers Press. ISBN 978-0-8129-3107-5., p.76
- Breiner, David M. and Pickart, Margaret M. M. "Tribeca East Historic District Designation Report", New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (December 8, 1992)
- Media related to Kitchen, Montross & Wilcox Store 85 Leonard Street at Wikimedia Commons
- List of New York City Designated Landmarks in Manhattan below 14th Street