Fifth Avenue and Central Park Plaza - 1910s


Fifth Avenue, looking north toward Central Park Plaza (later Grand Army Plaza), from Fifty-seventh Street. Undated photograph from the Detroit Publishing Company photograph collection (Library of Congress).

Car models shown was running in the 1910s. The General Sherman Monument (dedicated in 1903) and the Scholar's Gate, Central Park, are in the distance in the Plaza. On the right are the buildings on east side of 5th Avenue (enlargement below), including Hotel Savoy (originally opened in 1892), Hotel Netherland, Bolkenhayn Apartments and Plaza Bank (southeast corner of 58th Street).

The Vanderbilt House at 1 West 57th Street, with frontage along Fifth Avenue, is on the left. The mansion was sold in 1926 and demolished to make way for the Bergdorf Goodman department store, completed in 1928.

The enlarged Hotel Savoy on the right, was located at 767 Fifth Avenue, on the southeast corner of East 59th Street. It was demolished about 1925 to make way for the Savoy-Plaza Hotel. The Hotel Netherland opened in 1893. The 7-story Bolkenhayn Apartments was built in 1895 and demolished in 1926. It was located at 783 Fifth Avenue, on the northeast corner of 59th Street, and demolished in 1926 to make way for the 38-story Sherry-Netherland Hotel.


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