Monday, February 8, 2016

Soho's Fabulous Architecture

The name "SoHo" refers to the area being "South of Houston Street",
Almost all of SoHo is included in the SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District, which was designated by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1973, extended in 2010, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1978. It consists of 26 blocks and approximately 500 buildings, many of them incorporating cast-iron architectural elements. 

It never gets old walking through Soho. It has gotten more crowded in recent years, because everyone is talking about it, but it is still fun. I so prefer walking around during the week than on a weekend. Everywhere you look you see such beautiful historic buildings. I don't think we will ever see so much detail in construction again. We are so lucky to still have so many of these standing, for us to enjoy! 

The E. V. Haughwout Building at Broadway and Broome Street was built in 1856–57, and has a cast-iron facade by Daniel D. Badger - Just a gorgeous building to stand in front of and admire! 

Have you visited Soho? What did you like the most about it? 

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