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Penthouse View: 1910

Penthouse View: 1910

New York circa 1910. "Broadway and St. Paul's Chapel from the Post Office. Singer, City Investing and Hudson Terminal Buildings." With at least one windowsill milk bottle. Panorama made from two 8x10 inch glass negatives. View full size.


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on the lower right rooftop. I spy a sign facing St Paul's Churchyard atop 18 Vesey for Abbey & Imbrie, once the pioneer fishing tackle store of New York City.


Just to the left of St. Paul's tower is New York Law School. Nowadays it is located in Tribeca.

"New York Law School was established in 1891 by Columbia College School of Law faculty, students, and alumni who were protesting their trustees’ attempts to dictate the teaching methods used by professors. The central figure in the revolt against Columbia and the subsequent creation of New York Law School was Columbia Law School’s founder, Theodore Dwight, a major figure in the history of American legal scholarship and education."


Is that Vito Corleone running across the rooftop?

Sign Painters

There are a couple of dudes on stages painting "The Even ... " high up the side of the building beside the Roebuck's. A newspaper perhaps? The Evening World?

[The answer can be found in the comments here. - Dave]

I see the bottle

Weaver's Dairy, Central Park West. Or could be East.

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