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Hotel Dixie: 1950

Hotel Dixie: 1950

New York's 43rd Street, just off Times Square, circa 1950. "Hotel Dixie -- 700 rooms, each with bath and radio." Not to mention their own bus depot. Now the somewhat infamous Hotel Carter. 4x5 negative by James M. Fox. View full size.

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Tanks for Noticing

Turns out there are three long-time family businesses that specialized in the construction of the wooden water tanks in New York City. Here's an interesting New York Times article.

Dixie Hotel

Bath, Radio and the windows open all the way!

I reside -

at the Shorpy Arms.

Rooms with Radios

New York Times, November 10, 1950.

Furnished Rooms—West Side

Hotel Dixie

Rooms available for weekly occupancy. All rooms with private bath & radio. From $21 weekly. See Asst Mgr.

Tanks a lot

How many wooden water tanks can be spotted here -- Ten? Twelve?

Remnants of the bus depot still there

Article at Scouting New York.

That exhausted look

Looks like a city that's too tired to get out of its own way -- to tidy up, to modernize. And, to the right, the lazy electrician's favorite technique, abandon in place.

These days, every square foot is worth too much to neglect, unless it's too far off the beaten path to drag the value down.

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