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Down Broadway: 1910

Down Broadway: 1910

Manhattan circa 1910. "Singer Building down Broadway from the post office." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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N.Y. Evening Mail: Incomplete Signs (continued)

That leaves us with the question what "The Ho....." was meant to be.
Mystic Seaport mentions the solution:
"THE EVENING MAIL / The Home Paper Company Of New York / One Cent Buys The Best / The Mail And Express".

St Paul's Chapel

The church in the foreground is St Paul's Chapel. The chapel served as a place of rest for the recovery workers at the World Trade Center site.

Other buildings visible are the U.S. Realty Building and the Trinity Building. The U.S. Realty Building is adjacent to Zuccotti Park which has become known for the Occupy Wall Street protests.

The photo was taken from the old City Hall Post Office & Courthouse building at Broadway & Park Place. The Post Office building was commonly called "Mullet's Monstrosity". Razed in 1939.

Incomplete Signs

It looks like we're seeing a sign in the progress of being painted. I wonder what the rest of the "The Even - The Ho - One C" will be?

[Here's a detail from an earlier photo taken when the Singer Building was still under construction. - tterrace]

I guess it's true - ask and you shall receive! Thanks, tterrace!

Via Wikipedia

When demolished in 1968 the Singer Building "...was the tallest building ever to be destroyed. This record was surpassed in 2001 when the September 11 attacks caused the collapse of the nearby World Trade Center, making the Singer Building the 3rd tallest building to be destroyed, but it is still the tallest building ever peacefully demolished."

Sic Transit Gloria Mundi

I Wish I Had a Penthouse in the Pineapple

If I could travel back to old NY the Singer Tower is one of the first places I'd visit.

Here are some other great photos, including a few interiors:

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