Madison Avenue


Madison Avenue, in Manhattan, runs from Madison Square, at 23rd Street, to 142nd Street, near the 369th Infantry Regiment Memorial in Harlem. Madison Avenue is named after James Madison, the fourth President of the United States.

Madison Avenue was not part of the original Manhattan street grid established in the Commissioners' Plan of 1811. It was constructed south-north, between Park Avenue and Fifth Avenue, in 1836 and it was called Madison Place until about mid-19th century.


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The beginning of Madison Avenue in 1906, looking north from 23rd Avenue. Madison Square is on the left. On the right is the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Building. Adjoining the building, on the left, is the old Church of the Rev. Dr. Parkhurst, demolished in 1919. Across the street is the "new" church in neoclassic style. The Tower of Madison Square Garden is in the distance. Vintage post card, compliments of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Home Office, New York City.


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Looking north from 36th Street.


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Madison Avenue at East Thirty-eighth Street.


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Madison Avenue looking north showing Mt. Morris Park (Marcus Garvey Park), between East 120th and East 123rd streets (Souvenir Post Card Company), about 1905.


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