Pelham’s Historic Sanborn Map Building Celebrates 110th Anniversary

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Caspi Development, a leader in residential and commercial real estate ownership, management and development, recently marked the 110th anniversary of the Sanborn Map Building, located at 629 Fifth Avenue in Pelham, with a celebration honoring the building’s historical significance and role in Westchester’s business community. The celebration included a special proclamation from Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino declaring April 20, 2016 as Sanborn Map Building Day.

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Chris Genovese, Sanborn Map Company; George Oros, chief of staff for County Executive Rob Astorino; Kevin J. Plunkett, deputy county executive of Westchester County; Steven Caspi, Caspi Development

We are pleased to mark the building’s anniversary milestone by recognizing the impact it has made, both in our local community and beyond.

Caspi Development, a leader in residential and commercial real estate ownership, management and development, recently marked the 110th anniversary of the Sanborn Map Building, located at 629 Fifth Avenue in Pelham, with a celebration honoring the building’s historical significance and role in Westchester’s business community. The celebration included a special proclamation from Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino declaring April 20, 2016 as Sanborn Map Building Day.

“For all of us who live and work in Westchester County, we hold a special sense of pride in acknowledging those places of historical significance in our community that add to our cultural diversity and quality of life,” said Deputy County Executive Kevin J. Plunkett, who shared the proclamation on behalf of County Executive Astorino. “As the entire Westchester community gathers to celebrate the 110th Anniversary of the Sanborn Map Building and the 150th Anniversary of the Sanborn Map Company, its dedicated staff is truly deserving of our appreciation for their extraordinary service to the community and unwavering commitment to the preservation of its history.”

The Sanborn Map Building was completed in 1906 by the Sanborn Map Company, one of the oldest and largest map companies in the United States, who still occupies a major portion of the building’s first floor. The building’s traditional façade, adorned with unique, century old relief sculptures of ancient mapmakers, serves as a visual reminder of its impressive history. During World War II, the Sanborn Map Building played a large role in America’s war efforts and was under constant surveillance by the FBI due to the highly classified Allied invasion maps housed there.

Steven Caspi, president of Caspi Development, remarked, “The Sanborn Map Building is a classic, inside and out, with a great deal of history between its walls. Many businesses have grown up here over the years and we are proud that building’s the very first occupant, the Sanborn Map Company, remains one of our tenants today. We are pleased to mark the building’s anniversary milestone by recognizing the impact it has made, both in our local community and beyond.”

Village of Pelham Mayor Michael J. Volpe and Chris Genovese, General Manager of Sanborn Map Company, Inc., were also featured speakers at the celebration, which honored the history of the building and the significance of the Sanborn Map Company being a part of the Pelham business community for over 100 years.

The Sanborn Map Building is located in the heart of Westchester County in Pelham’s upscale residential area with close proximity to downtown restaurants, shops and banks. The building is directly off the Hutchinson River Parkway with easy access to all major thoroughfares. The Metro North train station, located three blocks away, offers access to New York City in only 30 minutes.

The Sanborn Map Building currently has approximately 7,000 square feet of available space. Professional tenants interested in relocating to the Sanborn Map Building can contact Caspi Development at (914) 694-8300. For more information visit http://www.sanbornmapbldg.com.

About Caspi Development, LLC
Caspi Development has been a leader in ownership, management and development of residential and commercial real estate for more than 40 years. Based in Purchase, NY, the company is known for its diversity and ability to respond to market conditions and capitalize on opportunities. Over the last few years, the company has acquired through joint venture approximately 1,600 apartments in New York City. Most recent Caspi Development projects include 135 Bowery on the Lower East Side, 456 Greenwich Street in Tribeca, a 100 room 5 star luxury hotel and 30,000 feet of restaurants and amenities, and 161 Bowery, a 25,000 foot office building built out for high end boutique tech tenants. Caspi owns and manages several million square feet of multifamily, office and hotel in and around the New York metropolitan area.

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