Thursday, May 14, 2020

Throwback Thursday "Vintage Flatiron District"

One of my favorite areas of the city is the Flatiron District. This very cool photograph which shows the area in 1884, before the famed building was constructed! Here is some more info from the website where you can purchase this and have in your very home, H.A. Dunne and Co.  :

Looking south at the intersection of Broadway and Fifth Avenue at East 23rd today, you would see the prow of the famed Flatiron Building, but in 1884 you would see a much different "ship." The distinctive shape of the intersection makes the location easily identifiable. At this time, the site was owned by Amos Eno and was known as Eno's flatiron. As can be seen in the photograph, Eno sold advertising on the side of the Cumberland apartment building he owned. Apparently there was a big market for various medicinal plasters.

I think it would be pretty cool to do a whole wall of vintage New York City photographs in one's home. So much history and fabulous architecture from over 100 years ago!!

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