Monday, April 12, 2010

Sidewalk Mosaic

I've noticed the initials MBC more than once, but never really connected the pink and green tiles to the building they're in front of...the old Matthew Bender Company offices at 109 State Street.

Founded in the 1880s as a dealer of law books, the company still exists today as a publisher, though they moved from this building in 1950s.

The building at 109 is a beauty with an ornate light gray cast stone facade that includes pilasters that terminate in open books, a nod to the Bender business.

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