New York City, Aerial Image - 1905


Aerial image of the business center of the borough of Manhattan, New York City in 1905. Creator: Richard Rummell (1848-1924). Engraved and printed by A.W. Elson and Co. Published by Moses King, NY. Source: Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center, Boston Public Library.


Aerial Image


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Although this image is signed on the lower right corner for the year 1903, it actually depicts the year 1905. It shows the 21-story Trinity Building, 111 Broadway, erected on the site of the old 5-story building of the same name, constructed in 1853. The new Trinity Building was constructed  from 1904 to 1905, and enlarged in 1907. Below, enlargement of the center.

Pier A was built as the headquarters for the New York City Docks Department in 1886 and subsequently used by a variety of municipal agencies over the years, including the city’s police and fire departments.

A previous image was released for 1903.

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