Park Avenue - Antique Images


The Park Avenue connects Union Square (17th Street), in Manhattan, to Fordham, in Bronx. In the second half of 19th century Park Avenue received its name. From 17th Street to 32nd Street, it is known as Park Avenue South, since 1959.

In the mid-19th century it was part of Fourth Avenue. The New York and Harlem Railroad was opened in stages in 4th Avenue, between 1832 and 1852. It was one of the first railroads in the United States. In 1834, the Avenue gained a horsecar line, between Prince and 86th Streets.

The Grand Central Depot, a terminal for the New York Central at 42nd Street, was opened in 1871. On the same site, the Grand Central Station was opened in 1913.

On December 1, 1924, the Park Avenue's southern terminus moved from 34th Street to 32nd Street.


Old Park Avenue


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Park Avenue NY


Vintage postcard about the 1930s. Original title: Park Avenue, Wealthiest and Most Fashionable Street in New York.


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Hotel NY


Park Avenue NY



North from 87th Street.


Ritz Tower


Hotels Park Avenue


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20th Century NYC


Park Avenue South


Park Avenue, looking south, and Lever House, built between 1950 and 1952 (a 307-foot-tall glass-box skyscraper at 53rd Street, on the right). Photo taken before 1962. The New York Central Building, at 46th Street, can be seen in the distance. Photograph by architect Paul Rudolph (1918-1997). Source: Library of Congress.


Aerial photo NY


Map of Park Avenue NY




Waldorf Astoria NY


Grand Central Terminal


NYC Park Avenue


Park Avenue Hotel


Belmont Hotel


34th Street


Hotels NY


Pan Am Building


Park Avenue tunnel


Murray Hill Hotel


Park Avenue between 1992 and 2006, looking south from 54th Street. Lever House building is on the right. Photograph by Carol M. Highsmith. Source: Library of Congress.


Park Avenue


Hotel Vanderbilt


Ritz Tower


Waldorf Astoria New York


New York Park Avenue


Grand Union Hotel




New York Central Building


Lexington Avenue


20th century


Park Avenue looking north from 46th Street, in a vintage postcard.


Church Missions House


Park Avenue traffic

New York Central Building (now Helmsley Building) in the center.


Hotels NYC



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