Cardinal Realty Company – Mortgage Loans – Auto Insurance – St. Johns Place – Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Cardinal Realty Company, Inc. is a corporation based in New York and it’s registered under DOS number 67261. Cardinal Realty Company, Inc. was registered in June 22, 1951. The company’s status is listed as Inactive – Dissolution (Dec 19, 1984) as recorded in documents filed with New York Department of State. – Companies NY dot com
Old telephone exchange was NEvins 8-9000.
Germania Fire Insurance Company Bowery Building – Barber Shop Manufacturing Equipment – Pyramid Sign Co – 357 Bowery
GERMANIA FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY BOWERY BUILDING, 357 Bowery, Manhattan
Built 1870; architect, Carl Pfeiffer; builder, Marc Eidlitz
Designed by a prominent German-American architect and built in 1870, the Germania Fire Insurance Company Bowery Building recalls the time when the Bowery was a major thoroughfare of America’s leading German-American neighborhood. Known as Kleindeutschland, this neighborhood was home to hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers of German descent, and was “in fullest bloom” when this building opened.
The Germania Fire Insurance Company was founded in 1859, counting many prominent German-born New Yorkers among its executives and directors; the firm was prospering when it constructed this building to house its Kleindeutschland office, although it moved this office farther up the Bowery after little more than a decade. The building housed tenants from the time of its opening, and by 1880, its residents included Irish, German, and Chinese immigrants. Between 1900 and 1920, industrial tenants displaced its residents, and in 1929, the building was purchased by members of two families who manufactured barber-shop and beauty-parlor equipment in the building into the early 1970s. Residents started returning by the mid-1970s, and today, the building is entirely residential. – NYC Landmark Preservations Committee