The seven-story building at 33-38 Gold Street was completed in 1888, a sturdy red-brick Romanesque design with Queen Anne touches. Red terra cotta tiles, rough-cut stone blocks and multiple heavy arches gave interest to the substantial façade.
Above the entrance a cast-metal sign pronounced the building’s name, Excelsior Power Bldg, over the terra cotta date – perhaps the structure’s single most interesting feature. Writing in the AIGA Journal of Design over a century later, Paul Shaw called the sign a“gutsy nameplate” and said “the proto-Art Nouveau letters, one of the great examples of architectural lettering in New York, are cast in metal and affixed by screws. Oddly, the date does not match the nameplate. Instead, it is cast in terracotta in Gothic revival style.”
On the rare occasions when apartments are available in this building, the prices are terrific. Many apartments recently renovated with new appliances, kitchen , bathroom and hardwood floors. It's a true gem.
- roof deck
- steps from shopping, public transportation, restaurants
33 Gold Street
Low-Rise building from 1888
- Designed by William Milne Grinnell
- Rooftop Deck