Union Square in 1958


View of Union Square, north above 14th Street. Broadway is on the left and the Fourth Avenue (now Park Avenue South), on the right. Photo by Angelo Rizzuto (1906-1967), dated September 1958. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

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20th Century




Old City of New York


Union Square


The Empire State Building is seen in the distance, located on Fifth Avenue, between West 33rd Street and 34th St.

The 16-story Bank of the Metropolis building, on the left, at 31 Union Square West, was designed by Bruce Price and built in 1902-1903. It was designated a NYC landmark in 1988.

The 20-story Guardian Life Insurance building, now W New York Union Square, at 201 Park Avenue South (on the right), was completed in 1911 for the headquarters of the Germania Life Insurance Company. It was designated a NYC landmark in 1988 and was converted into a hotel in 2000.


Antique photographs


New York City Hall Park


Buildings 19th century


Guardian Life Insurance building


Union Park NY


Lincoln NY 1865



Panorama NYC


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Fourth Avenue / Park Avenue


Everett Building erected in 1908 on the site of the old Everett House.


Union Square in 1958