Warren Building is a neo-Renaissance gem with exquisite detail, refurbished in 2012. Though stripped of its original first floor colonnade and fourth floor balconies, the building’s marble and terra cotta trim, combined with roman brick, are stunning.
The prominent firm of McKim, Meade & White designed this seven-story building – and also designed the Goelet Building diagonally across Broadway. Broadway cuts diagonally across E 20th Street, making corners a little awkward (because we expect building corners to be right angles). McKim, Mead & White finessed the Warren Building’s corner with a chamfer; the Goelet Building’s corner is rounded.
Warren Building Vital Statistics
- Location: 903-907 Broadway at E 20th Street
- Year completed: 1891
- Architect: McKim, Mead & White
- Floors: 7
- Style: neo-Renaissance
- New York City Landmark: 1989
Warren Building Recommended Reading
- Wikipedia entry (McKim, Mead & White)
- NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission designation report (Ladies Mile, Vol 1, pg. 117)
- The New York Times Streetscapes | Broadway and 20th Street | Same Parents, No Resemblance (January 15, 2006)
- Daytonian in Manhattan blog
- Emporis database