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

 

Antique photos of NYC

 

 

 

Copyright © Geographic Guide - Old images of NYC.

 

Park Avenue NY

 

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

 

Manhattan photographs

 

Skyscrapers

 

Hotel NY

 

Park Avenue NY

 

Manhattan

North from 87th Street.

 

Ritz Tower

 

Hotels Park Avenue

 

Park Avenue NY

 

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

 

1959

 

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

 

NYC

 

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

 

 

Antique photographs