46 Commerce Street was completed in 1844 as a portion of one of the first New York City residences built for Alexander T. Stewart. Stewart went on to build the first department store in New York and one of the most successful retailing businesses in the country. Stewart was later nominated as US Secretary of the Treasury by President Grant and died as the seventh wealthiest American in history.
Henson worked on a restoration of the building’s upper floor apartment and building upgrades, including a new roof deck and bulkhead. The building façade repairs included restoration of the the original wood cornice, masonry repairs and roof replacement.
November 4, 2019