Broadway Looking South from City Hall Park in Manhattan, 1937

safety negative

Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, NY, New York
10 x 8 x 0 in.

8x10 safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons on May 18, 1937. Image of Broadway looking south from City Hall Park in Manhattan. Visible in image: second story view of Broadway from Barclay to Rector Street, on left side of street:“THE MORRIS PLAN INDUSTRIAL BANK” in the Classical Revival style St. Paul’s Building, on corner of Broadway and Ann Street and on the right side of Broadway: the “ASTOR HOUSE / BUILDING / 1915” at 217 Broadway with “THE FRANKLIN SOCIETY / FOR HOME BUILDING AND SAVINGS” and “HURLEY SHOES” on first floor off Vesey Street, the Georgian style temple-front portico with the American Primative hand-carved statue of St. Paul above the Ionic columns of St. Paul’s Chapel off Fulton Street, the Neo-Classist style American Telephone and Telegraph Company Building with Ionic colonnades and Classical statue on tower at 195 Broadway, the block between Dey and Cortlandt Streets, which housed “SCHRAFFT’S / RESTAURANT”, “NUNN-BUSH / SHOPS”, “BENNETT / JEWELERS” and “WM. F. BATTERHAM / 179” at 179 Broadway and the Italian Renaissance style Germania Building at 175 Broadway, on the corner of Cortlandt Street, the Historicist Skyscraper style City Investing Building at 165 Broadway flanking the north side of the Second-Empire Baroque style Singer Tower at 149 Broadway with domed roof and lantern off Liberty Street, the Neo-Gothic style U.S. Realty Building with crenellated fronton roof and the cupola-topped Trinity Building straddle Thames Street, with the façade of Trinity Church just visible off Rector Street. CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, image acquired in honor of Franz Schneider. Typed on original negative sleeve: “52323 5/18/37 / 2439-19 / One Ninety Five Broadway Corp / 195 Broadway , City / Mr. Forster / Photo of A T & T Co Bldg at 195 Bdway”.


Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, image acquired in honor of Franz Schneider

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