Blair Building

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Blair Building
Blair Building.jpg
Alternative namesBlair and Company Building
General information
Architectural styleNeoclassical architecture
Construction started1902
Construction stopped1903
Design and construction
ArchitectCarrère and Hastings

The Blair Building, also known as the Blair and Company Building, was one of New York City's earliest skyscrapers.


It was constructed in 1902–1903. It was located at 24 Broad Street in the Financial District of Manhattan, New York City, and had a white marble facade.[1] It was built by Andrew J. Robinson Company.[2] The Architectural Record ran an article about it in 1903 titled "A Beaux-Arts Skyscraper".[3] It was demolished in 1955.

It was designed by Carrere and Hastings and Edwin Thayer Barlow of the firm was the supervising architect for construction.[4] Henry W. Post was the building's structural engineer. He also worked on the Gillender Building.[5]

In 1928 the building was purchased to be part of the expanding New York Stock Exchange Building complex.[6] Irving Underhill photographed the building in 1932.

It was next to the adjoining Commercial Cable Building built in 1897 at 20 Broad Street.[7][8]

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  1. ^ King, Moses (1 October 2018). King's Views of New York City,A.D.1903: 400 Views. Sackett & Wilhelms Company. p. 20 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Year Book of the Architectural League of New York, and Catalogue of the ... Annual Exhibition. 1907. p. 249 – via GoogleBooks.
  3. ^ A Beaux-Arts Skyscraper: The Blair Building, New York City by H.W. Desmond, Architectural Record 14 (December 1903) pages 37-43
  4. ^ North Adams, E. T. Barlow obituary Springfield Union, 9 July, 1959 page 4
  5. ^ Landau, Sarah; Condit, Carl W. (1996). Rise of the New York Skyscraper, 1865–1913. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. p. 434. ISBN 978-0-300-07739-1. OCLC 32819286.
  6. ^ "BLAIR BUILDING SOLD TO STOCK EXCHANGE; Purchase Is Step in Move to Get Whole Block to Provide for Market Expansion. NOW CRAMPED FOR ROOM Deal for the Postal Telegraph Quarters Likely to Be Concluded Soon. NEW STRUCTURE IN VIEW Far-Reaching Plan Being Worked Out to Insure Adequate Trading Space Virtually Under One Roof". The New York Times. November 1928.
  7. ^ "New York Architecture Images- Commercial Cable Building". Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Old New York In Photos #86 - End Of Classic Lower Manhattan Skyline". 24 March 2018. Retrieved 3 October 2018.

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Coordinates: 40°42′23″N 74°00′40″W / 40.7065°N 74.0111°W / 40.7065; -74.0111