The building is made up of several distinct volumes built at different times. The original wood-sided house was built in the late 1800s. In the 1940s and 50s, Roy H. Park, who later became a well-known media tycoon, purchased the property and built an industrial warehouse addition, surrounding the original house. The addition was first home to the original headquarters of Hines-Park Foods, a brand of food products including the famous Duncan Hines Cake Mix, and also a print press for several of Roy H. Park's publications.
The adaptive reuse of this 8300-square-foot building, known as the Printing Press, located at 416 East State Street in Ithaca, NY, into a multi-use space, was completed in the fall of 2017. Ben Rosenblum Studio was both the developer and the design architect of the project. The renovation includes the Argos Warehouse, a lounge and event space, and the Foundry, a multipurpose space with co-working, workshops and events, art studio space, and a residence. The design emphasizes details from the former industrial uses, including polished concrete floors, exposed wood joists, steel railings, and industrial furniture.