West 42nd Street, Times Square Section


Times Square Section, looking west on 42nd Street, Midtown Manhattan. Undated photograph by Irving Underhill (between 1927 and 1930) published  in a vintage postcard by L. Jonas & Co., Inc. Printed in Germany. Photo Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

The 43-story Continental Building at 1446-1450 Broadway corner of 41st Street, completed in 1931, is not in this picture. Continue below...


Times Square


42nd Street



The 7th Heaven, a motion picture with Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell, released in 1927, is being shown at a theater on the right.

The New York Times building, completed in 1904, is in the center. In February 1913, the New York Times moved into the Times Annex at 229 West 43rd Street, completed the same year (seen on the left). The 33-story Paramount Building is behind the Times Annex. It was completed in 1926 at 1501 Broadway and housed the headquarters of Paramount Pictures and the Paramount Theatre. Hotel Times Square is on the left.

The 24-story Candler Building completed in 1913 at 220 West 42nd Street, is on the right. It was added into the National Register of Historic Places listings in 1982.


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Candler Building


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Bush Terminal Building, completed in 1918.


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Paramount Building, completed 1926


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