Thursday, July 10, 2014

ARCHITECTURE: A STAR OF DAVID CAST IN IRON

An amazing thing about old architecture is that every element has a story to tell.  We noticed for the first time that a cast iron elements on a building at 156th and Broadway has a Star of David motif within the protective gates out front.  It might be just the Mason's referencing the Holy Land or Jewish builders in the early 20th century could possibly have been adding icons to some of the architecture in the neighborhood.  Most of the Star of David motifs seen uptown are cast in stone and this gate is a unique example of how this symbol has been crafted into other building materials.

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