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Sofia Warehouse

  • Originally Known As: Kent Columbus Circle Garage

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

Kent Garage was an early automobile parking garage, notable for using elevators and an automated parking machine that towed cars into parking spots. In 1943, the garage was bought by Sofia Storage and converted into the world's tallest warehouse. Sofia Storage began in 1910 when Charles Sofia and 3 of his brothers bought the Intervale Boarding Stables and began a moving business with wagons and horses. - AsNotedIn

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Sofia Warehouse


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Jardine, Hill and Murdock Architect

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Particulars for Sofia Warehouse:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Architectural Style Art Deco
Sight Category Building
Level of Significance Local
Owner Private
Building Type Warehouse

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 27th September 1984

Registry Name: Sofia Warehouse
Registry Address: 43 W. 61st St.
Registry Number: 84002801
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: Jardine,Hill and Murdock
Architectural Style: Art deco
Contributing Buildings: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1929, 1930
Historic Function: Commerce, Trade
Historic Sub-Function: Warehouse
Current Function: Vacant, not in use, Work in progress
Current Sub-Function:

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