St. Paul Building, New York City
In album prepared by Detroit Photographic Co. to use as a catalog in its office.
Detroit Publishing Co., no. 53636.
Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1955.
The St. Paul Building is a skyscraper located in Lower Manhattan, New York City. It was completed in 1898. The building is located at the corner of Nassau and Beekman Streets and was designed in the neo-Renaissance style, with a rusticated base and a distinctive cornice. At the time of its completion, the St. Paul Building was one of the tallest buildings in New York City, and its height and architectural style made it a prominent landmark in Lower Manhattan.
The Detroit Publishing Company was started by publisher William A. Livingstone and photographer Edwin H. Husher. ln 1905 that the company called itself the Detroit Publishing Company. The best-known photographer for the company was William Henry Jackson, who joined the company in 1897. The company acquired exclusive rights to use a form of photography processing called Photochrom. Photochrom allowed for the company to mass-market postcards and other materials in color. We at GetArchive are admirers of their exceptional high-resolution scans of glass negatives collection from the Library of Congress. By the time of World War I, the company faced declining sales both due to the war economy and the competition from cheaper, more advanced printing methods. The company declared bankruptcy in 1924 and was liquidated in 1932.
The City History Collection. Predominantly Manhattan Views.