Fifth Avenue, Broadway and Madison Square - about 1902


Fifth Avenue, Broadway and Madison Square, looking north from Flatiron Building, at 23rd Street. Photograph by Ewing Galloway (agency). Source: Photographic views of New York City from the collections of the New York Public Library.

This photo can be dated 1902, when the site for the construction of the 11-story Cross Chambers Building (Mark Cross Co.), at 210 Fifth Avenue (running through to 1132 Broadway), was cleared (works on the site can be seen in the enlargement below). The building was completed in 1903.

The Pabst Hotel seen in the enlargement on the right began to be demolished in November 1902 to make way for the N.Y. Times Building, erected in 1904. It can be seen in another photo (below), also taken from the Flatiron.

The Worth Monument, dedicated in 1857, and the old Worth House behind it (with large Berlitz School of Languages sign) are in the foreground and enlarged below. Madison Square is to the right. The old Waldorf-Astoria Hotel appears at the upper right, on 5th Avenue. Roofs of the Hoffman House, Albemarle Hotel and Fifth Avenue Hotel are seen on the left.



Madison Square



New York Broadway


Old City New York



Fifth Avenue NY


Worth House


Architecture hotel


Moorish Hoffman House annex on the corner of 25th St.


George Washington New York City

The first public monument erected in NYC.


Rear of the old Hoffman House annex completed in 1885 on 25th St.


Waldorf-Astoria Hotel


Enlargement of the Hoffman House addition built in 1894.


Madison Square Garden


Copyright © Geographic Guide - Old NYC, 20th century.


Herald building



Fifth Avenue, Broadway and Madison Square - about 1902