SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District
Designated a National Historic Landmark
of New York City on 6/2/1978.
New York City’s Soho neighborhood is known around the world for its loft apartments and the largest collection of historic cast iron architecture. Before the New York City neighborhood received its name -- one that conjures up images of London’s poast West End neighborhood and shopping district -- Soho was referred to as the ‘Cast Iron District.’ Soho’s cast iron buildings were built by a vareity of pioneers in urban architechture. The process of incorporating cast iron into New York City’s architecture began in the mid-19th Century. Daniel D. Badger, one of New York’s most well-known architects to work with cast iron, erected one of the earliest cast iron building facades in the United States in 1842. His company, Daniel D. Badger's Architectural Ironworks of New York. Badger had an important role in constructing the cast iron facade for The E.V. Haughwout Building on the Northeast corner of Broadway and Broome Street.
Between West Hoouston St, Broadway, Canal St & Crosby St.
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