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Terra Cotta

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Roving Rube

July 31, 2003

International Tailoring Company, 111 Fourth Avenue












1919-21, Starrett and Van Vleek.
New York Architectural Terra Cotta Company. White terra-cotta cladding and ornament. Industrial converted to commercial and residential.
(Source: "Terra-Cotta Skyline", by Susan Tunick).

This actually seems to be two very similar buildings (portrait view) -- the northern one completely clad in terra cotta; the southern partly clad, as shown in 3-jpg.

In 1-jpg and 2-jpg we see that terra cotta tiles are usually smaller then stone blocks would be; this one of Susan Tunick's tips for identifying it.


































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