Decker Building door

The Decker Building—periodically referred to as the Union Building—is located at 33 Union Square West in Manhattan, New York City. Built in 1892 for the Decker Brothers piano company according to designs by the radical anarchist architect John H. Edelmann, it replaced the earlier Decker Building on the same lot, designed by Leopold Eidlitz and built in 1869.

Andy Warhol had his Factory on the sixth floor of this building from 1968 through 1973. It is also where Valerie Solanas shot Warhol and art critic and curator Mario Amaya in 1968 (Souce: Wikipedia).

I love the ornate facade of this building. The doors are almost hidden. For Norm’s Thursday Doors February 16, 2017

Decker Building, Union Square 2/23/2017
Door of Decker Building, Union Square 2/23/2017
Decker Building, Union Square 2/23/2017
Decker Building, Union Square 2/23/2017
Decker Building, Union Square 2/23/2017
Decker Building (right), Union Square 2/23/2017

16 thoughts on “Decker Building door

  1. Norm 2.0 2017-02-23 / 7:07 pm

    That is a beauty Sherry, nice choice 🙂

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  2. Barbara Bryan 2017-02-23 / 7:59 pm

    Wow! Great building with fun history. I had no idea that that is where Warhol’s factory was. I remember going for a job interview in that building – before 1968. Probably was so focused in the interview I never “saw” the building. Great to see it now!

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  3. sustainabilitea 2017-02-23 / 10:09 pm

    Great facade, Sherry. I like the slice you used in the first shot, but I did enjoy seeing the rest of the building, too.

    janet

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  4. Jet Eliot 2017-02-24 / 3:37 pm

    Beautiful building, Sherry, and lovely photos. Fascinating historical significance and lots of passion in this building.

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  5. Beautifully ornate and really something about the history of the place!

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  6. bb11354 2017-02-24 / 5:58 pm

    Thanks did you get my contributionBesitos I love you

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