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The History Box Presents Picture Gallery #1


Picture #1 City Hall Park In 1827
Picture #2 Broad Street Canal
Picture #3 Broadway and the Bowling Green in 1835, Showing Kennedy, Watts, Livingston, and Van Cortlandt Houses.
Picture #4 Broadway and Bowling Green in 1910
Picture #5 City Hotel, Trinity and Grace Churches, Broadway, in 1831
Picture #6 Interior of Atlantic Garden on the Bowery, Next Door to the Bowery Theatre, about 1880.


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Picture #7 34th Street East From Fifth Avenue, in 1876. Site of B. Altman Store, then private residences. Street Cars not yet arrived.
Picture #8 The Old Academy of Music in 14th Street, In Its Palmy Days of Grand Opera and the Ball Given To The Prince of Wales, 1861.
Picture #9 Execution of Nathan Hale
Picture #10 The Provost  British Prison
Picture #11 The American Hotel At The Corner of Barclay Street and Philip Hone's Residence at 235 Broadway.

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Picture #12 The wealthy going on vacation for the summer. Many went by boat, while others went by railroad.
Picture #13 By 1888 many horse car lines converged on New York's "Printing House Square," bounded by Park Row, Nassau, Centre, Spruce, Frankfort and Chatham streets.
Picture #14 There was cheering from thousands of throats as the Seventh Regiment of the New York National Guard marched down Broadway.
Picture #15 Gansevoort Market near 12th street and Washington Street, New York, 1890. Since earlier times this has been known as the "Farmer's Market," specializing in produce.
Picture #16 At the turn of the century, scenes of vehicular confusion with wagons, carriages and horse-drawn street cars, like this were seen in the large cities, especially New York City.
Picture #17 The Astor House, Between Vesey and Barclay Streets

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Picture #18 The Apthorpe Mansion, Bloomingdale
Picture #19 Havemeyer Mansion in 1861, between 58th and 59th streets and eighth and ninth avenues.
Picture #20 Chambers Street, 1872__Completion of the A.T. Stewart building.
Picture #21 Looking South on Broadway and Fifth Avenue from Twenty-fourth Street, 1889. Fifth Avenue Hotel on the right.
Picture #22 Lafayette Place. The original LaGrange Terrace. The most fashionable of all old New York residences, afterwards known as the Colonnade Hotel.
Picture #23 Broadway, at Rector Street, about 1880. The old Empire Building, in which Russell Sage had his office, and which also housed the Union Trust Company and others.


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Picture #24 Grammar School No. 3, Grove and Hudson Streets. Organized 1818. This building erected 1860, destroyed by fire February, 1905.
Picture #25 When a successful Atlantic cable was finally laid by the Great Eastern in the summer of 1866, the company's office at Broadway and Liberty Street, New York, was promptly crowded with people.
Picture #26 This tenement in Mulberry Street was home to eighty people, half of whom were children. Saturated with filth and vermin, strewn with garbage and waste, it bred diseases which were mortal.
Picture #27 The center of financial speculation was Wall Street, home of many of the nation's largest banks.
Picture #28 Park Row__Old buildings replaced by the new Park Row Building__1890.
Picture #29 Fourteenth Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, about 1860, showing old Spingler farmhouse just back of present Spingler Building on Union Square. Entrance was on Fourteenth Street.


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Picture #30 The Old Fire Tower and Bell, Mt. Morris Park, Fifth Avenue at One Hundred and Twenty-First Street.
Picture #31 Interesting view of Park Avenue and 125th Street, in the town of Harlem, showing the Harlem Railroad tracks underground, which were later raised to present level.
Picture #32 Fifth Avenue North from 120th Street to Mt. Morris Park today.
Picture #33 Broadway at Thirty-fourth Street in 1880. At left, sites of Saks & Company and R.H. Macy & Co. Stores; Broadway Tabernacle at right.
Picture #34 Broadway at Thirty-sixth Street, 1882. The block on the East side, from Broadway to Sixth Avenue, is now (1922) being improved with the building of the Greenwich Savings Bank.
Picture #35 The Stone Bridge at Canal Street


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Picture #36 View at the corner of 10th street and Broadway.
Picture #37 View of the southeast corner of 23rd Street & 6th avenue.
Picture #38 View on the northwest corner of Broadway and eleventh street.
Picture #39 View on the northeast corner of Fifth avenue and 57th Street.
Picture #40 View of the southeast corner of Broadway & Leonard st
Picture #41 View on the southeast corner of Broadway & 31 street.


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Picture #42 Fraunces's Tavern
Picture #43 Federal Hall
Picture #44 The Island plot at corner of 42nd St. and Broadway in 1880, now occupied by the "Times" Building, after the demolition of the Pabst Restaurant and Brownstone Houses.
Picture #45 Clinton Hall, The Original Mercantile Library Building, Astor Place and 4th avenue.
Picture #46 Reservoir of the Manhattan Water Works in Chambers Street, 1825.
Picture #47 The original depot of the N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R. Afterwards known as the Hippodrome and later as Madison Square Garden.


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Picture #48 An Old Tavern Sign
Picture #49 The beautiful Harlem river, 1864. The famous Macomb's Dam bridge, built in 1861.
Picture #50 Ninth Avenue elevated railroad train, at Ninth (now Columbus) avenue and Fifty-ninth street, 1876.
Picture #51 By 1867 there were hundreds of New Yorkers who took the boat to this excellent beach at Coney Island.
Picture #52 One of the most interesting achievements to the post Civil War era in the early eighties, was the electric locomotive. The rails were electrified, the engine picking up the current through its wheels.
Picture #53 In the above picture we look east along Forty-second Street to the Sixth Avenue elevated station
Picture #54 A scene at the Stock Exchange


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Picture #55 Panic Swept Wall Street in May, 1884. The Marine National Bank closed its doors on the 7th, and people learned with astonishment that the failure had resulted from heavy overdrafts by the firm of Grant and Ward.
Picture #56 This picture shows the accumulation of garbage, rubbish, and filth which was permitted to clutter the streets of New York's overcrowded fourth ward.
Picture #57 The Brooklyn Bridge, designed and built by the Roeblings, was not only one of the greatest engineering achievements of the time, but an artistic triumph as well.
Picture #58 The Metropolitan Hotel at Prince Street
Picture #59 Wallack's (Star) Theater, View From Fourth Avenue
Picture #60 Fifth Avenue Hotel at Twenty-third Street


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Picture #61 The Franklin Square Street Station, New York side  on the Brooklyn Bridge.
Picture #62 First Automobile Show held in Madison Square Garden, New York, on November 1-10, 1900.
Picture #63 At the turn of the century, scenes of vehicular confusion with wagons, carriages and horse-drawn street cars, like this were seen in the large cities, especially New York City.
Picture #64 Manhattan Bridge Plaza shows a typical traffic snarl as commercial and passenger vehicles honk horns impatiently.
Picture #65 Rambler, forerunner of Nash, in 1904 had a twin cylinder, 20 hp engine and sold for $1,350. Its top. windshield and picnic baskets were extra.
Picture #66 One Of Many Train Wrecks


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Picture #67 No. 26 Broadway and adjoining buildings extending to Beaver street
Picture #68 Old fashioned house at the corner of Perry street and Waverly Place. Erected about 1850 and removed for the extension of Seventh Avenue.
Picture #69 Park Row--Old buildings replaced by the new Park Row Building--1890
Picture #70 Bleecker Street, No. 309 (formerly 293) the residence of Thomas Paine in his last years: author of "Common Sense."
Picture #71 Broadway looking North from Pine Street--1867. The proposed underground railway.
Picture #72 East River shipping, 1874. Looking East along South Street, from South Ferry. Last days of the famous Yankee Clipper Ships.
Picture #73 Broadway 1885--the historic old Astor House, built in 1832. The Horse-cars on Broadway had just been installed by Jake Sharp.


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Picture #74 An Organ Grinder and His Wife, New York City 1897
Picture #75 John D. Rockefeller, Sr., strolls on Fifth Avenue, in New York City.
Picture #76 Thousands of investors gather in Wall Street on Oct. 2,1929 after the stock-market crash.
Picture #77 Stalled vehicles on 98th Street between Park and Madison Avenues, following the worst snow storm in NYC's history. 1947
Picture #78 Bond Street houses, built 1831, and still standing. Members of the Livingston, Bowne and Minturn families lived here when Bond Street was the fashionable residence center of the city.
Picture #79 Broadway 1898. First Taxi-cabs in New York City

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