Fifth Avenue at Madison Square - about 1880s


Buildings on the west side Fifth Avenue, junction of Broadway in the 19th Century, looking south from near 25th Street. Madison Square is to the left. Photo about the 1880s. Source: Photographic views of New York City, from the collections of the New York Public Library.

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5th Avenue


The Worth Monument on the right, dedicated in 1857, separates 5th Avenue from Broadway. Three hotels stands out on this photograph: Fifth Avenue Hotel, between 23rd Street and 24th Street, the Albemarle Hotel, on the corner of 24th St. and Hoffman House, adjoining it on the right. The old Worth House is to the right at one West 25th Street.

The spire of the old South Dutch Reformed Church is seen in the distance on the southwest corner of 21st Street, now site of the nine-story 160 Fifth Avenue building, built in 1891-1892. The Union Club is on the northwest corner of 21st Street. The club occupied this site from 1855 to 1903.

Some utility poles is seen in the area. The overhead wires were buried after the Great Blizzard of 1888.

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Fifth Avenue at Madison Square - about 1880s



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