Plaza Hotel and West 59th Street - about 1910


The Plaza Hotel and West 59th Street (Central Park South) from Fifth Avenue. Central Park is to the right. Source: Detroit Publishing Company photograph collection, Library of Congress.

Central Park South, a section of West 59th Street between Columbus Circle and Grand Army Plaza, received this name in 1896. Old mansions on West 58th Street (enlargement below) are on the left and the Times Building is seen in the distance. On the right, Central Park South (enlargement below), the old New York Athletic Club building (demolished about 1928 to make way for the Hotel St. Moritz) is on the corner of 6th Avenue and the Navarro Flats, is on the corner of Seventh Avenue.

Plaza HotelThis Plaza Hotel dominates this image (part of the façade is enlarged below). It is located between West 59th Street, Grand Army Plaza and West 58th St. The Plaza opened in 1907, built in French Renaissance style on the same site of the old Hotel Plaza.


West 59th Street



59th Street


59th Street NY



The Plaza Hotel NY


Hotel façade


An earlier photo about the same year.



West 58th Street


6th Avenue


W 58th St.


New York City Fifth Avenue


Enlargement of the lower part of the Plaza façade.


Architecture NY

At West 59th Street.


Central Park South

Enlargement of the Central Park South part.


Enlargement of houses on the southern side of West 58th Street.


Times Building and Rector Hotel on Times Square.


Old City New York


Plaza Hotel and West 59th Street - about 1910



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