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Here are some details of a building I always enjoy seeing. The Puck Building is an eye-catching, Romanesque-Revival building that occupies an entire city block in the Manhattan neighborhood of Soho. It was built in two sections, from 1885-86, and from 1892-93.

The building has two gold statues of the character Puck, a mischievous fairy from Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, but that’s not where the name actually comes from. In 1887 Puck Magazine moved into the building, and it remained there until 1918 when publication ended. It was the first successful humor magazine in the United States, filled with cartoons, caricatures and political satire.

Now the Puck Building has several uses. It contains office and retail space, ballrooms for special events, and, since 2014, six luxurious penthouse apartments on the top floors.

I always enjoy seeing the chubby, gold statues of Puck, and this is a close-up of the one that stands on the side of the building. The other statue is located over the main entrance.

In the WS are two more views.

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  • Copyright: Brenda Elaine (worldcitizen) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1828 W: 297 N: 3812] (13904)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2020-09-14
  • Exposure: f/2.4, 1/84 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2020-09-18 10:08
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