originally known as the Roosevelt Building when it was constructed in 1893. Yes, it was named after those Roosevelts, powerful merchants in 19th century New York before Teddy Roosevelt became the 26th U.S. President in 1901.
Renaissance Revival style building exhibits some exquisite terra cotta on both the East 13th Street and Broadway facade
The 2007 restoration, the facade. Jutting bay windows supported by ornamental brackets, intricate terra-cotta details in the foreground, and projecting rectangular and curving piers clad in Roman brick.