Built as a warehouse and showroom for the silk merchant James Fischer in 1882, in 1883, a three-bay addition was added to the original six-bay structure. This was easy to do, as the original cast iron elements could be readily reproduced, creating the illusion of a unified whole. The only conspicuous sign of the later addition is the off-center pediment at the top. A foundry plaque identifies this Greek Revival/Neo Grec cast-iron facade as the work of the firm Lindsay, Graff & Megquier.

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85 Grand Street Building
85 Grand Street, William Hume [1872, 1883 addition]