A Boston City Landmark, The Church Green Buildings are comprised of two contiguous five-story granite post-fire commercial buildings. The mansard-roofed building is Neo-Grec in style and at the street level, the original cast iron storefront is significantly obscured by modern coverings. The overall design of the building combines Italianate arched windows and rusticated quoining and Neo-Grec elements such as the cornice work and the bold geometric striations on the pilasters between the windows. The Church Green Building is significant historically because of its associations with the early history of the New England Shoe and Leather Manufacturers' and Dealers' Association, a leading trade organization serving the interests of one of the city's principle 19th century industries. The Church Green Building was erected in 1873-74 by William Faxon, James C. Elms, and the Faxon brothers, John J. Warren, and J. Franklin. The building replaced an earlier granite commercial building (c. 1869-70) which was probably designed by Jonathan Preston and was destroyed by the Great Fire of 1872. Earlier, Bulfinch's famous octagon-shaped New South Church had stood on the site. The Church Green Building is one of the finest of the masonry "commercial palaces" to survive from the rebuilding of the burnt district left by the fire of 1872. What a neat history! Images courtesy of Digital Commonwealth and the Boston Landmarks Commission Study Report. Information from the BLC Study Report.
As I get ready for my day today I think back at the #teak#masterbath at #1veronaplace and wish I was there instead of my un-renovated bath with purple 1960’s tiles and bad lighting.
The cobblers children need shoes and I need to #renovate my own house. 🤨
The majestic O'Neill Building in the Flatiron District. I walk by this building all the time, with its golden peaks and immaculate layout. Initially it used to be a department store for dry goods, but now it houses commercial vendors such as Vitamin Shoppe and Hale & Hearty #buildings#architecture#neogrec#oneillbuilding#nyc#flatiron#nikon
Brooklyn: Nothing makes a better early December morning than warm coffee and noticing some great architecture on your walk to work. These 1880s Neo-Grec style, mixed used buildings on stand tall on Fulton St. between S. Portland and S. Elliott in Fort Greene. Designed by architect Charles Snedecker these three buildings have beautifully preserved cast iron facades and vintage storefronts.