Floor Closure

The second floor of the Museum will be closed Saturday, December 16.

Who Coined the Phrase "Cathedral of Commerce" to Describe the Woolworth Building?

Credit is generally given to Samuel Parkes Cadman, a Brooklyn Congregational minister and the first great "radio pastor" (memorialized in Brooklyn's Cadman Plaza Park). However, Cadman was not the first person to use this phrase. A visiting Londoner named Alan Francis described the Woolworth Building as a "cathedral of commerce" several years before Cadman in a New York Times article.

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