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Burden Iron made strong impression

Corporate HQ, built next to factory, notable for aesthetic appeal and utilitarian function

Hayden Curry of Titan Roofing Company works on the metal flashing and gutters of the roof of the Burden Iron Works building in Troy
Photographer: Ana Zangroniz
Hayden Curry of Titan Roofing Company works on the metal flashing and gutters of the roof of the Burden Iron Works building in Troy
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From 1860 to 1890, nobody did horseshoes like the Burden Iron Works. Henry Burden and his two sons, James and Townsend, had created the largest manufacturer of horseshoes in the world, and in 1882, as if to accentuate their feat, they constructed an office building that, for its time, was unusual. “Architectural historians have told me that this building is one of the few surviving examples of a corporate headquarters that was built between what ...


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