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The crown jewel of Lafayette Street, other than Colonnade Row which we’ll see on a later page and the Bogardus cast iron building (see below), is Engine Company 31, a former firehouse at White Street. As the historical plaque says:    This building, constructed in 1893, is among the best of the many eclectic firehouses built by Napoleon de Brun and Sons. Today it seems surprising that such an elaborate design would be used for so utilitarian a structure. The entire spirit of the building —…

The crown jewel of Lafayette Street, other than Colonnade Row which we’ll see on a later page and the Bogardus cast iron building (see below), is Engine Company 31, a former firehouse at White Street. As the historical plaque says: This building, constructed in 1893, is among the best of the many eclectic firehouses built by Napoleon de Brun and Sons. Today it seems surprising that such an elaborate design would be used for so utilitarian a structure. The entire spirit of the building —…

the newly formed Children’s Aid Society put up several privately financed lodging houses. Here, homeless boys and girls could get a hot meal and a warm bed, not to mention attend school, go to prayer sessions, and learn a trade      This Victorian Gothic/Queen Anne building is the third lodging house the Society opened, called the Tompkins Square Lodging House for Boys and Industrial School. Constructed on Avenue B and 8th Street in 1886, it housed 71 boys, according to the 1870 census, most…

the newly formed Children’s Aid Society put up several privately financed lodging houses. Here, homeless boys and girls could get a hot meal and a warm bed, not to mention attend school, go to prayer sessions, and learn a trade This Victorian Gothic/Queen Anne building is the third lodging house the Society opened, called the Tompkins Square Lodging House for Boys and Industrial School. Constructed on Avenue B and 8th Street in 1886, it housed 71 boys, according to the 1870 census, most…

New York Herald Building by Stanford White – Manhattan

The Most Beautiful Buildings in New York That No Longer Exist

1912 Postcard "Parisien" French Restaurant Manhattan New York City NY | eBay

Details about 1912 Postcard: "Parisien" French Restaurant, Manhattan - New York City NY

5th Avenue near 42nd Street, New York, 1912. I looked at the same location on…

5th Avenue near 42nd Street, New York, 1912. I looked at the same location on…

23rd Street in Manhattan, New York City, published in 1907 or before

23rd Street in Manhattan, New York City, published in 1907 or before

AD Classics: United Nations location before the construction of the buildings / Wallace K. Harrison

AD Classics: United Nations / Wallace K. Harrison

AD Classics: United Nations location before the construction of the buildings / Wallace K. Harrison

The first Macy's store in Manhattan, circa 1893. 204-206 14th Street, near 6th Avenue.

The first Macy's store in Manhattan, circa 1893. 204-206 14th Street, near 6th Avenue.

23rd Street, east from 6th Ave., - Detroit Publishing Co., circa 1908; source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

23rd Street, east from 6th Ave., - Detroit Publishing Co., circa 1908; source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division