J.M. Warren & Company

245-247 River Street, Troy, NY

Four story cast iron storefront commercial building built in 1887 demolished in 1970


J.M. Warren & Company

From A History of Troy & Vicinity, A.J. Weise, 1892



This hardware store was established in 1809 as Hart & Nazro on lower River Street. In 1836, William H. Warren joined the company in 1836 followed by his son, Joseph M. Warren in 1840. It became J.M. Warren & Company in 1855.

The company's four story cast iron front store at 245-247 River Street was built in 1870. The upper stories housed the Troy Stamping Works, a subsidiary of the Warren Company. The hardware business closed in 1960. The abandoned structure was gutted by fire in 1969 and demolished in 1970 to make way for construction of a new city hall which in turn was demolished in 2011.

Update Log 

  • March 7, 2019: Updated by Richard Doody: Corrected date built
  • March 6, 2019: New photo from Richard Doody
  • March 6, 2019: Added by Richard Doody


  • Richard Doody