84 William Street was originally the headquarters of Royal Insurance Company (before it moved to 150 William Street). Now, it’s a residence hall shared by The New School and Pace University.
The base of the building – three stories now clad in polished black stone – were originally rusticated white marble; the clock over the rounded corner entrance was originally surrounded by ornate terra cotta.
In the photo gallery above, the black & white photos are from bound copies of Architecture (May 1907) in the Princeton University Library, digitized by Google Books. You can get a pdf version here (pdf link at far right on Google Books page). The century-old issues of Architecture are fascinating. The bookplate in this volume says it was donated by Mrs. Michel LeBrun – whose husband was part of the eminent architectural firm Napoleon LeBrun & Sons.
84 William Street Vital Statistics
- Location: 84 William Street at Maiden Lane
- Year completed: 1907
- Architect: Howells & Stokes
- Floors: 17
- Style: Classical with English Baroque
84 William Street Suggested Reading
- Wikipedia entry (Howells & Stokes)
- Renew New York: Fulton Corridor report
- Emporis database
- Skyscraper Page listing
- The New School listing
- Pace University listing