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Imposing Repository: 1905

Imposing Repository: 1905

New York, 1905. "Hall of Records (Surrogate's Courthouse), Chambers and Centre streets." The building two years prior to its completion, minus many of the statues that can be seen in this later view from 1910. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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A hall for records sounds like a good idea

Imagine not having to visit multiple places, and get loaded up with spam and no information like when I try to find simple things on the internet's supposed public records repository websites!

Il Progresso

The town where I lived in Jersey had a lot of readers of Il Progresso Italo-Americano.

Surrogate's Courthouse

Recently this building came under attack by the mob, as it's its 54 sculpted statues proved to be a rich target environment for those who debate with spray paint.

Fortunately, the interior was spared, including the courtyard (below) that was modeled after the Paris opera.

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