Health Building

Health Building
Photo by: Ralph Selitzer, DCAS

Health Building
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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