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On the Avenue: 1905

On the Avenue: 1905

New York circa 1905. "St. Regis and Gotham hotels." Looking south along Fifth Avenue at East 56th Street, a streetscape glimpsed here from a different angle. On the right, the Gotham rising behind Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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Current view

This is from Google Maps. Nice to see it's lasted nearly 100 years.

St. Regis hotel

Lovely building, and luckily, still exists. As I see, they even built a "bigger" version in Atlanta (2009). Still prefer the original one!

+101

Below is the same view from April of 2006.

Vigilant cop

The cop in the car across the street is eyeing us pretty good.

[He's a chauffeur. - tterrace]

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