This row includes the Woods Mercantile Buildings (46–50), built of Tuckahoe marble with cast-iron storefronts. In the 1850s and ’60s, blocks like this one, off Broadway above City Hall, were part of New York’s most fashionable shopping district. This block included the upscale saddlery company run by James and Samuel Condict, at no. 55. Architect John Kellum also designed the nearby “Tweed” Courthouse.
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