"A series of contrasting views"
from Valentine’s Manual of Old New York for 1921
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The Custom House, Present Sub-Treasury, with the adjacent buildings in 1849.
The same view in 1921. [It is now known as Federal Hall.]
Union Square in 1849, showing the fine residences of Daniel Drew, Ogden Goelet, the Spingler Institute, etc.
A view of 1921, showing the remarkable changes to the northward. The warship Recruit in the foreground [a wooden replica used as a recruiting station in WWI.]
A very early view of Madison Square, 1857. Dedication ceremonies of the monument to Major Gen. Worth.
A view of the same localityin 1921.
Park Avenue looking south from Fifty-first Street, about 1865. Tracks of the Harlem Railroad appear on the street.
Victory Way, 1919 - The same site.
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