United States, UK, Canada, and Australia. All built during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901). I largely define a Victorian skyscraper as being around 7…
The Cairo apartment building, located at 1615 Q Street NW in Washington, D.C., is a landmark in the Dupont Circle neighborhood and the District of Columbia's tallest residential building. Designed by architect Thomas Franklin Schneider and completed in 1894 as the city's first "residential skyscraper", the 164-foot (50 m)-tall brick building spurred local regulations and federal legislation that continue to shape Washington's cityscape.
The Canada Life Building in Montreal, Quebec, Canada was completed in 1895 by Buffalo, New York architect Richard Waite and is an example of a first-generation skyscraper. Located in the heart of what was once Canada's financial capital on St. James Street, in what is now Old Montreal, the Canada Life Building was the first building in Montreal to utilize an eight-storey steel structure.
The Reading Terminal (/ˈrɛdɪŋ/ red-ing) is a complex of buildings located in the Market East section of Center City in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It is composed of three parts: the Reading Terminal Headhouse, the Reading Terminal Trainshed, and the Reading Terminal Market (under the trainshed). Built 1891-1893.
The Fidelity Building is a 15-story, 67 m (220 ft) skyscraper in Baltimore, Maryland, completed in 1893. The building's architectural style is Romanesque Revival. The building used steel constrcution with granite facing. The original roof had French dormers and a tower. The building is used for business by Fidelity. The building originally contained eight floors, however, between 1912 and 1915, seven more floors were added to the building.
The Guardian Bank Building, originally known as the New England Building and later known as the National City Bank Building, is a high-rise building on Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. It was built in 1896 and stands adjacent to National City Center. At 221 feet (67 m) tall, it was once one of the tallest buildings in America and tallest in Cleveland until 1905, when it was surpassed by the Rockefeller Building.
The Ansonia is a building on the Upper West Side of New York City, located at 2109 Broadway, between West 73rd and West 74th Streets. It was originally built as a hotel by William Earle Dodge Stokes, the Phelps-Dodge copper heir and share holder in the Ansonia Clock Company, and it was named for his grandfather, the industrialist Anson Greene Phelps. In 1899, Stokes commissioned architect Paul E. Duboy (1857–1907) to build the grandest hotel in Manhattan. CURRENTLY STANDING
The Brewster Apartments (originally known as the Lincoln Park Palace) is a residential building in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Located at 2800 North Pine Grove Avenue, it was designed by the architect Enoch Hill Turnock and built in 1893. The building was designated a Chicago Landmark on October 6, 1982. CURRENTLY STANDING
Broad Street Station (demolished) at Broad & Market Streets was the primary passenger terminal for the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1881 to the 1950s. Directly west of City Hall, the office towers of Penn Center now occupy the site. Originally designed by Wilson Brothers & Company, Broad Street Station was dramatically expanded by renowned Philadelphia architect Frank Furness, 1892-93.