Guardian Life Building - 1918


Photo shows Guardian Life Insurance Building as the main subject, former Germania Life Building on Forth Avenue (now 201 Park Avenue South) at East 17th Street, NYC. This 20-story skyscraper with mansard roof, completed in 1911, was designed in Renaissance Revival by local firm D'Oench & Yost and is generally considered to be this firm’s most significant structure. In 1988, the Guardian Life Insurance building was designated a New York City landmark and was converted into a hotel in 2000. Photo copyrighted 1918 by Irving Underhill, the same year the name of the building changed. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

View from northwest side of Union Square Park. The 16-story Everett Building, on the left, was erected in 1908 on the site of the old Everett House, opened in 1853.



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