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Ardea, The

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The Ardea. Elis Shin, 2012
The Ardea. Elis Shin, 2012
Entrance, The Ardea. Elis Shin, 2012
Brick and brownstone detailed apartments built for the executives of the Hearn department store
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The Ardea was built as a "hotel-boarding house" in 1893 by George A. Hearn, the owner of a large department store on 14th Street. Intended for the families of Hearn department store executives, each apartment had three bedrooms and a maid's quarter. The architect John B. Snook designed the Ardea, giving it elegant iron balconies and refined brick and brownstone detailing.