Borough and State: Manhattan, New York
Type of district: certified local historic district
Main Intersection: Greene and Spring Streets
The SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District is significant not only for its historic role in the commercial development of New York, but also for the survival of the largest concentration of full and partial cast-iron façades anywhere in the world. A majority of the buildings that incorporate full fronts of cast iron date from the decade of the 1870s, though a substantial number of complete masonry structures, as well as those combining masonry and cast iron, date from earlier and later decades.