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ID: 20
Name: 20 John Street
Address: 20 John Street, between Broadway and Nassau Street
Block and Lot: Block: 65 Lot: 22
Neighborhood: Lower Manhattan
Date: 1909 (Alt. 1050-1909)
Original Use: Commercial
Original Owner: Seth Sprague Terry
Foundry: unknown
Style: Beaux-Arts
Other Information: New facade on earlier building. Exceptionally late use of cast iron. Iron basically used as a frame around windows; flamboyant detail below cornice; Francis Kimball was among the most prominent New York architects of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Although he used cast iron for details on many of his buildings (notably on the Potter Building at 4-6 Astor Place and the Corbin Building on Broadway and John Street), this is his only known cast-iron facade.
Status Update:
NY Metro Victorian Society of America