Madison Avenue - 1935


The Madison Square Hotel at 37 Madison Avenue was erected in 1904. The Jerome Mansion, completed in 1865, is on the corner of East 26th Street. Later, the mansion housed the Manhattan Club, dissolved about 1979. Both buildings were demolished by 1969.

The Madison Avenue Building at 25 Madison Avenue, is on the corner of 25th Street. It was replaced by Metropolitan Life's North Building.

The 48-story Metropolitan Life Insurance Tower (right) was completed in 1909, on the corner of East 24th Street. It was the world's tallest building until 1913, when it was surpassed by the Woolworth Building, on Broadway.

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The Madison Avenue, looking northeast from Madison Square Park, New York City. Photograph taken on November 27, 1935, by Berenice Abbott (1898-1991). Source: Changing New York collection, Federal Art Project, from New York Public Library.

Photo shows buildings on east side of Madison Avenue, from East 24th Street (right) to East 27th Street (left). Buildings between E 24th and E 26th streets, are enlarged below.

The New York Life Insurance Company Building, at 51 Madison Avenue (left, between and 26th and 27th streets), was completed in 1928.


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