Photo by: Ralph Selitzer, DCAS
125 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013
Date Built: 1932-1935
Architect: Charles B. Meyers
The Health Building occupies the entire block bordered by Worth, Centre, Leonard
and Lafayette Streets. In addition to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
and the Health and Hospitals Corporation, it also houses the Sanitation Department.
The beautiful Art Deco building was designed by Charles B. Meyers. Construction
began in 1932 and was completed in 1935, at a cost of $5,500,000. The front and
side entrances have bronze grillwork and other metal design, including medallions
with health themes. They were designed by Oscar Bach whose New York City studios
also produced custom metal work for the Woolworth, Chrysler, and Empire State buildings,
as well as Riverside Church and Temple Emanuel-El.
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