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Park Avenue: 1913

Park Avenue: 1913

New York circa 1913. "Park Avenue and Vanderbilt Hotel, south from 36th Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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Actually several still exist

I live just a few blocks from this scene. Several of the buildings in this photo do indeed still exist. Starting from the left, the building with the two-story "porch" is extant - I believe it was designed by the famous architecture firm of McKim, Meade and White (of New York's Penn Station fame). The tower in the distance is Metropolitan Life tower, now a hotel. And the large rectangular apartment building in the middle is still standing and sheltering well-to-do New Yorkers as it has done for over 100 years.

So Different

Wow Google Street View paints a completely different picture. I guess none of those buildings survived?

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