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Location:

  • 5 and/or 7 Worth St., New York

Timeline:

  • 1868: "Jacob Mark was listed as a moulder"
  • 1871: "patent lights and skylights added to his listing"
  • 1882: "manufacturer of all kinds of vault lights"
  • 1893: "Patentee and Manufacturer of Concrete Illuminating Tile and Vault Lights for Areas, Roofs, Floors, Etc. Giving 25 per cent. more light than other similar goods made"; "Old style, 20 lights to sq. ft; John W. Mark's New Pat. Ring Concrete Tile, Pat. Aug 30, 1887, 25 lights to sq. ft."
  • 1894: "manufacturer of concrete illuminating tile and all kinds of vault lights for areas, roofs, floors, etc"
Jacob Mark ad in 1886 New York City Record Jacob Mark vault lights ad from Real estate record and builders' guide, 1896 [Columbia University]
JACOB MARK,
MANUFACTURER OF
VAULT LIGHTS
For AREAS, ROOFS and FLOORS of every Description.
AGENT FOR THE NEW PATENT EXPANSION BOLTS.
No. 5 Worth Street.
Near Hudson St. NEW YORK.
Telephone Call, MURRAY 429.
JOHN W. MARK, Supt.
Estimates, Drawings and Plans furnished if desired.
New York City Record, 1886
JACOB MARK
MANUFACTURERS OF
Concrete Illuminating Tile
AND ALL KINDS OF
Vault Lights, for Areas, Roofs, Floors, etc
7 WORTH STREET, NEW YORK.
Telephone, 1462 Spring. JOHN W. MARK, Supt.
Real Estate Record and Builders' Guide, 1896

Jacob Mark Sons ad, Year book of the Brooklyn Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, 1908
Year Book of the Brooklyn Chapter of the
American Institute of Architects, 1908
JACOB MARK SONS
MANUFACTURERS OF
Vault Lights

CAST IRON, STEEL and REINFORCED
CONSTRUCTION, PRISMS, BRASS RINGS
and PLAIN GLASS.
TRENCH PLATES. GENERAL IRON WORKS.

RECENT BUILDINGS
City Investing Building. Chemical Bank. Trinity Building.
World Building. Realty Building. Silversmith Building.
Knickerbocker Hotel. Lawyers' Title Building. U. S. Express.
Plaza Hotel Trench Plates and Doors.

History:

  • Jacob [Louis?] Mark (1834-1904?)
  • Parents: James Mark and Sarah Gibson
  • John W. Mark (manager, 1882; superindendent, 1894)
  • "...There were so many important New York City foundries. We had Fiske Ironworks, Cornell Ironworks, Jacob Mark Foundry... very significant, and Jordon Mott who was established in 1828." —Diana Stuart

Paper:

Errata:

  • paperweight "JACOB MARK, MANUFACTURER OF VAULT LIGHTS OF EVERY KIND / 5 WORTH ST., NEW YORK"
  • paperweight Jacob Mark, "Manufacturer of Every Kind of Vault Lights / 7 Worth St. NY" [Henry Luce III Center]
  • Patent No. 501,720 -- Vault or Skylight Cover, James Jenkinson, Brooklyn, N. Y., assignor to Jacob Mark, New York city. Filed Jan 3, 1893.
  • "Jacob Mark Sons, No. 7 Worth st, are getting orders for vault lights and trench plates from the best current work. The following is a list of new buildings which have one or the other, and in some cases both: Trinity Building, Realty Building, Knickerbocker Hotel, Plaza Hotel, Evening Post Building, Trust Co. of America Building, Abraham & Straus Building, Brooklyn, Chemical Bank, N. Y. World Building, Staats-Zeitung Building, Ehret's Brewery, Hamburg-American Building, City Investing Building, Silversmiths' Building, Mutual Benefit Building, Newark, N. J." —Real estate record and builders' guide (February 22, 1908)