A commercial building located on the site of the former home and office of one of the Roosevelts, Hunt's iron loft building was meant to generate income for the hospital established in honor of Roosevelt. Built as a speculative office building and without a company image, it is unusual for the district. The building has large areas of glass on the facade and a structural treatment expressed at the corners and main support areas of the building. Small French-styled ornamental grillwork provides some detail on one of the last structures erected during the cast-iron era. .

<---back

Roosevelt Building
480 Broadway, Richard Morris Hunt [1873]