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NYC - Civic Center - Broadway Chambers Building

Renaissance Revival from the Woolworth Tower's Cass Gilbert (1900). Nedick's used to have a hot dog stand on the corner. Built on the site of Irving House, which Magyar patriot Lajos Kossuth used as a base in December 1851. In 1841, printer Sam Adams went to collect a $50 debt here from John Colt, brother of revolver inventor Samuel Colt. Colt killed Adams--with a hammer, not a revolver--and tried to ship his body to New Orleans. He was caught and convicted; on the day scheduled for his execution, he married his fiancee in prison, then committed suicide in his cell by stabbing himself in the chest.

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Taken on July 27, 2007