This one was a toughy, but regardless, one commenter guessed correctly: this nondescript lot where once horses grazed is now where the illustrious Puck building stands at the corner of Houston and Lafayette Street. The southern addition to the building, which rose on the pictured lot, was constructed between 1892 and 1893. The building was designed in the Romanesque Revival style by Albert Wagner, and garnered its unusual name from its former use as a printing facility for Puck Magazine, one of the country's first satirical publications. The building has undergone several renovations including a 1995 renovation by preservation specialists Beyer Blinder Belle. Wunderkind Jared Kushner brought his ideal of luxury living to the building at the beginning of the year with his Puck Penthouses, the six of which range from $21 million to $60 million.
· Hint: A Grand and Often-Renovated Building Stands Here Today [Curbed]
· Cornerspotter archives [Curbed]