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The Potter Building

The Potter Building (N.G. Starkweather, 1883-86) stands on the site of one former home of the long-defunct newspaper, The New York World, which burned down in a disastrous fire in 1882. The Potter was one of the first buildings in the city to use extensive terra-cotta, both for decoration and fire-proofing. Look closely at the capital of the corner column--that's a phoenix.


I say a little more about this fabulous building on my New York City landmarks blog, the Masterpiece Next Door.


National Register Number

Fulton-Nassau Historic District: 05000988

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Taken on March 2, 2008