Hotel Bristol from Forty-Second Street - 1905


The old eight-story Hotel Bristol on Fifth Avenue, seen from 42nd Street in 1905. Hotel Bristol was constructed about 1877 and demolished in 1929 to make way for the skyscraper 500 Fifth Avenue.

Photograph by Percy Loomis Sperr (1890-1964). Source: Photographic views of New York City, from the collections of the New York Public Library.


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Hotel Bristol from Forty-Second Street - 1905