Glasswerk Optical (The Henkel Block)

(1893), 72 E. Market Street

Architectural Style: Romanesque

You are looking at the Southern Tier's late 19th century skyscraper! This building was the only five-story building in New York State's western region at the time it was built. One of the ultra-modern features it offered was a hydraulic elevator that was hooked to, and powered by, a city water main. The second through fifth floors are now luxury apartments.