The ladies looking out over lower Broadway

It kind of looks like they’re entombed in propped-up coffins and are about to be laid to rest, doesn’t it?

Whatever the backstory, these ladies now stand guard on the facade of the 12-story Broadway-Franklin Building.

Constructed in 1907 as an office tower, the building is also referred to as Collect Pond House Apartments, after the 18th century pond-turned-stinkhole that once existed across nearby Lafayette Street.

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One Response to “The ladies looking out over lower Broadway”

  1. Juliet Bittencourt Says:

    Designed by architect Frederick C. Browne

    http://daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com/search?q=collect+pond+house

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