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Kitchen, Montross & Wilcox Store

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Kitchen, Montross & Wilcox Store
(85 Leonard Street)
Kitchen, Montross & Wilcox Store 85 Leonard Street.jpg
Kitchen, Montross & Wilcox Store is located in Lower Manhattan
Kitchen, Montross & Wilcox Store
Kitchen, Montross & Wilcox Store
Kitchen, Montross & Wilcox Store is located in New York
Kitchen, Montross & Wilcox Store
Kitchen, Montross & Wilcox Store
Kitchen, Montross & Wilcox Store is located in the United States
Kitchen, Montross & Wilcox Store
Kitchen, Montross & Wilcox Store
Location85 Leonard Street
Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates40°43′2.61″N 74°0′18.87″W / 40.7173917°N 74.0052417°W / 40.7173917; -74.0052417
ArchitectJames Bogardus (cast-iron)
Architectural styleItalianate, Cast Iron
NRHP reference No.80002675
Significant dates
Added to NRHPApril 23, 1980
Designated NYCLNovember 26, 1974

The Kitchen, Montross & Wilcox Store at 85 Leonard Street between Broadway and Church Street in the TriBeCa neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City was built in 1861 in the Italianate style for a company which dealt in dry goods. The cast iron for the building's facade came from James Bogardus's ironworks, one of the few surviving buildings for which that is the case. The building's columns are referred to as "sperm-candle style" from their resemblance to candles made from spermaceti.[1][2]

The design [of the building] combines classically-inspired elements with the non-classical emphasis on lightness, openness, and verticality which characterizes cast-iron architecture.[3]

The building was designated a New York City landmark in 1974, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. It is located within the Tribeca East Historic District.[3]



  1. ^ New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission; Dolkart, Andrew S.; Postal, Matthew A. (2009). Postal, Matthew A. (ed.). Guide to New York City Landmarks (4th ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0-470-28963-1., p.34
  2. ^ White, Norval & Willensky, Elliot (2000). AIA Guide to New York City (4th ed.). New York: Three Rivers Press. ISBN 978-0-8129-3107-5., p.76
  3. ^ a b Breiner, David M. and Pickart, Margaret M. M. "Tribeca East Historic District Designation Report" Archived 2017-02-22 at the Wayback Machine, New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (December 8, 1992)

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