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Fancy Digs: 1904

Fancy Digs: 1904

New York circa 1904. "Ansonia Apartments." This Beaux-Arts wedding cake, which still stands at Broadway and West 73rd Street, was last glimpsed here. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.


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Willie Clark lived there.

The Divine Miss M

Bette Midler rose to fame singing at the Continental Baths in the Ansonia (with a young Barry Manilow at the piano).


This building is far more interesting than just it's exterior. Long history leads to interesting facts and stories. See:

I always loved this place!

This shot is a beauty. I lived right up the block (on West 73d)in my college days and always loved passing by the amazing-looking Ansonia(although the outside was far more impressive than the inside in the 1980's, from what I could see) My favorite part? Hearing the vocal and/or instrumental music wafting from various performer's windows... a lot of creative types lived there in those days (and before and after too, I would bet)

Actually Still Around!

Nice to hear of one of these grandiose old piles that's still around, so many of the great buildings on Shorpy aren't with us anymore!

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