The Original Times Building — and Two Near It — Sell for $29.8M

Now that we’re talking about old New York Times buildings, let’s talk about the first ever! When the Times initially published in 1851, it ran its operations out of a tiny, six-story building near City Hall at 113 Nassau Street.

The 15,000-square-foot building, above, is undistinguished — it was never landmarked — and looks pretty shabby.

And now it might be getting knocked down. According to city records, 113 Nassau Street as well as 111 Nassau and neighboring 21 Ann Street have all been purchased by an unnamed buyer for $7.5 million, $12.5 million and $9.8 million, respectively.

Planning something bigger and pretty? Together, the three properties have more than 100,000 developable feet, according to PropertyShark.

At the least, it’s worth sitting on. The building at 113 Nassau was last sold two years ago for $5 million, and has now gone for $2.5 million more.

– John Koblin