New Paint Job at Forman
The Forman Building at Broadway & Driggs has been getting a new paint job for some months now. We went by the other day and noticed that the sidewalk bridge was down, revealing the building in all its glory.
The Forman Building is a cast-iron-fronted building originally constructed as the Sparrow Shoe Factory Warehouse in 1882. Designed by William B. Ditmars, the building is notable for floriate decoration that seems to anticipate Art Nouveau decoration. The building was heard by LPC for designation (ages ago), but no action was taken, leaving it in landmark limbo.