Kaufman Building

Kaufman Building

Luke Potenza
Herman Schiff and Sons spent a million dollars during the Depression to construct New Rochelle’s first 12-story skyscraper. Designed with Art Deco detailing on the top level, it is today known as the “K” (Kaufman) Building after a later landlord, the owner of Kaufman Studios in Queens. Paul Terry established Terrytoons here in 1934. His ingenious animators created characters such as Mighty Mouse, Heckle & Jeckle, and Tom & Jerry, in the building until 1949 when the firm relocated nearby to the former Knights of Columbus Hall at 38 Centre Avenue. #new #rochelle #york
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