Monday, June 25, 2007

The Crehore Skyscraper

I blogged about playing cards designed by Tom Crehore (1802) and I blogged about a piano built by Ben Crehore (1800). Both were thought to be the earliest known in America. I am now blogging about my great grandfather's skyscraper in NYC which is still standing at 150 Nassau Street. The building is thought to be one of the earliest skyscrapers ever built in this country. You can see it towering over the other buildings in this picture. It's called The American Tract Society Building and William W. Crehore was the chief engineer on the project and Robert H. Robertson was the architect in 1894. Read about it here:
NYC Architecture
The Art of Amy Crehore

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