Delmonico's Steak House as seen from Williams St.

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Erected in 1890-91, to the designs of the prominent architect James Brown Lord, this striking Renaissance Revival restaurant and office building is the only surviving building associated with the world-famous Delmonico's Restaurant. Founded in 1827 by Swiss-born brothers, John and Peter Delmonico, Delmonico's was one of the first restaurants in the United States to specialize in fine Continental cuisine. When their restaurant burned in the Fire of 1835, the Delmonico brothers acquired this site, where they erected an elegant four-story building that quickly became a favorite gathering place for New York society and visiting dignitaries. In 1890 the Delmonicos replaced that building with the current eight-story building, which provided additional restaurant space as well as several office stories. Delmonico's was Lord's first major non-residential work and is a notable example of an architectural style for which he achieved renown. Praised by the New York Times as "admirable in its simplicity and elegance," the building is skillfully adapted to an irregular site. Faced in orange iron-spot brick, brownstone, and terracotta, the facade features giant arcades and a rounded corner bay which is distinguished by two tiers of giant columns and a semicircular entrance porch. The sensitive handling of materials, rich colors, and elaborate decorative program incorporating Renaissance motifs makes this one of the finest surviving late-nineteenth-century buildings in Manhattan's financial district.

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Comments (12)

~Marlene~ on July 23, 2012

Wonderful composition, color & light! Like

Best wishes, Marlene

Claudio L. Bender on July 23, 2012

Delmonico's steals the scene :-))

Wonderful composition!

LIKE & YELLOW STAR

Friendly greetings. Claudio

Ann Broder on July 24, 2012

Marlene

Thank you for the kind comments and this LIKE!

Best regards,

Ann

Ann Broder on July 24, 2012

Claudio

Yes, it is a regular scene stealer!! Thank you for the YSL

Best regards,

Ann

Martin Bring on July 25, 2012

I like the perspective and the filtered light. There's a Delmonico's Steak House in Vegas owned by Emeril Lagasse. Fancy places for a steak!

Big Like

Marty

Brian Gymer on July 26, 2012

Interesting info Ann.As I've said before like photo around New York,have put a Like on this one + the others. Best wishes from Forster Australia..Brian.

Ann Broder on July 27, 2012

Marty. . . too fancy for my taste AND I do not eat meat!! Thank you for the BIG LIKE!

Best regards,

Ann

Ann Broder on July 27, 2012

Brian . . .Thank you for your kind comment and LIKE!

Best,

Ann

E. Buschmann on November 19, 2012

Buena foto y excelente informacion.

Ann Broder on February 11, 2013

Thank you **Erick Buschmann!

Best,

Ann

roeli bindels on January 24, 2014

lots of buildings pressed toghether......but I LIKE it :) gr. roeli

Alan.L on May 23

Beautiful ! Like + Favorite .

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 23, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ann Broder
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D40
    • Taken on 2012/07/22 04:55:36
    • Exposure: 0.020s (1/50)
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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