Merchant’s Gate and 59th Street

around 1940


Panoramic view of Merchant’s Gate and 59th Street, from Sixth Avenue to Broadway (on the right), seen from Mayflower Hotel. Photograph taken in the 1930s. Columbus Circle is to the right. The Maine Monument stands at Merchant’s Gate. The New York Athletic Club building is on the corner of 7th Avenue and 59th Street. Photograph (from New York Public Library) was taken between 1931 (when Hampshire House, 150 Central Park South, was erected, but left unfinished) and 1942 (Berkeley House, 120 Central Park South, not seen in this photo, was completed).


Merchant’s Gate


Antique photos of NYC




Lake Central Park




59th Street


Gainsborough Studios opened in 1908


Aerial photo NY


59th Street NY


N.Y. Athletic Club


Central Park


Christopher Columbus NYC


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Hampshire House, completed in 1938


Broadway, east side, 56th to 59th street - 1899.


Historic Clubs


Below, the Barbizon Plaza, completed in 1930.