August Trenkmann purchased the lots located between Centre, Broome and Lafayette Streets (originally Elm Street) in New York City at different times during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Trenkmann constructed buildings on five of the seven lots. This small collection represents two of those buildings, both designed by DeLemos & Cordes, Architects. For the 7-story factory building at Nos. 247-249 Centre Street and 167-171 Elm Street, the collection consists of Specifications of the Iron Work and Materials (1890). For the 7-story office building on the southwest corner of Broome and Centre Streets (403 Broome Street), the collection includes Specification for the Steam Power, Heating and Ventilating Apparatus and Article of Agreement between Trenkmann and Jackson Architectural Iron Works (1895).
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