Architectural ornament from the Laing store

Architectural ornament from the Laing store
Title
Architectural ornament from the Laing store
Date 
1849
Medium 
Cast iron mounted on board (board measurments are included in the overall dimensions).
Dimensions 
Overall: 25 1/4 x 25 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. ( 64.1 x 65.4 x 8.3 cm )
Description 
V-shaped seam covering composed of a foliate scroll design with a Medusa head.
Credit Line 
Gift of Winston Weisman
Object Number 
1990.5b
Marks 
inscriptions: Sticker adhered to back of board: "Winston Weisman, 1208 Marine Way, Old Port Cove, West Palm Beach, Florida 33408.
Gallery Label 
These cast-iron fragments represent one of the most important examples of a notable New York City building type. The Laing Store, according to historians, was the first cast-iron building in New York City and a significant example of the work of noted cast-iron designer James Bogardus (1800-1874).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group