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ID: 10
Name: 262 Canal Street
Address: 262 Canal Street, between Lafayette Street and Cortlandt Alley
Block and Lot: Block: 196 Lot: 17
Neighborhood: Lower Manhattan
Date: c. 1861-62
Original Use: Commercial
Original Owner: R. H. Frost
Foundry: unknown
Style: Italianate
Other Information: The cast-iron building replaces earlier front and rear buildings on the lot. In 1861 the lot was sold to R. H. Frost; in that year, tax assessments value the site at $9,000. In 1862, the value was $22,000. One of a group of buildings with two-story arcades marked either by columns (63 Nassau Street, 85 Leonard Street, 55 White Street) or, as here, by pilasters (120 Chambers Street/50 Warren Street, 171 Duane Street). Cornice supported by ornate brackets withfaces.
Sources: Tax records
Status Update:
NY Metro Victorian Society of America