View of Park Avenue from the Park Avenue Hotel, showing the Grand Central Railroad Station at the north end.

Title:

View of Park Avenue from the Park Avenue Hotel, showing the Grand Central Railroad Station at the north end.

Format:

Drawings

Publisher:

New York, Compliments of Park Avenue Hotel (New York: The Hotel, n.d.)

Date:

ca. 1900

Street Address:

Fourth Avenue between 32nd and 33rd Streets

Photographer/Artist:

Unknown

Description:

The view from the Park Avenue Hotel shows the rooftops of the buildings across the street as well as part of Park Avenue stretching up to Grand Central Railroad Station at the north end. Originally built as the Grand Central Depot, this Grand Central was remodeled, expanded and renamed. Nonetheless, plans were made to tear down the station and build one that could handle electric locomotives--the current Grand Central Terminal. Horses and carts can be seen going up and down the avenue.

Subjects:

  • Park Avenue (New York, N.Y.)
  • Buildings--New York (State)--New York.
  • Horse-drawn vehicles--New York (State)--New York.
  • Grand Central Station (New York, N.Y.)
  • Midtown Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)--History--19th century.

Rights:

Copyright Seymour B. Durst Old York Library Collection, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

Collection:

Seymour B. Durst Old York Library.

Contributing Institution:

City University of New York. Graduate School and University Center, Mina Rees Library.

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