45 Broadway Architecture, Lower Broadway - 1937


Photo dated 1937 shows entrance of the 45 Broadway building, formerly Aldrich Court Building, completed in 1887. Photograph by Wurts Brothers. Source: Museum of the City of New York.

At the time, the building housed the National Park Service Tourist Bureau and other federal agencies. In 1905, the building was bought by the Hamburg-American Steamship Company, then the name changed to Hamburg-American Building. It was was seized by the United States Government during the World War I. In 1933, it became the headquarter of the National Rifle Association of America (NRA) and later housed federal agencies. It was demolished in 1982 to make way for the 45 Broadway Atrium.

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45 Broadway Architecture, Lower Broadway - 1937


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