Category Archives: New York City
The Flatiron Building was built on a triangular-shaped lot at 23rd Street, Fifth Avenue, and Broadway. It was called the Flatiron Block, as it was shaped like a clothing iron. Considered to be one of the first skyscrapers to be … Continue reading
The Library of Congress had photos of the Park Row Building in 1899 and 1912.
The New York Herald Headquarters at Broadway and 34th Street was designed by McKim, Mead, & White in 1890. The building was completed by 1895. James Gordon Bennett Sr. had founded the Herald in 1835. His son James Bennett Jr. … Continue reading
1886 lithograph of a busy scene on Broadway in New York City titled: A glimpse of New York’s dry goods district; The largest in the world, covering a space of 135 acres; containing 4,500 firms; employing $800,000,000 capital. —Source: Library … Continue reading