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  1. KorbenDallas

    Photo Needed: Liberty Island prior to 1885, without the Statue of Liberty Pedestal

    On June 17, 1885, the French steamer Isère, arrived in New York with the crates holding the disassembled Statue of Liberty on board. New Yorkers displayed their new-found enthusiasm for the statue. Two hundred thousand people lined the docks and hundreds of boats put to sea to welcome the ship...
  2. KorbenDallas

    1842 Croton Aqueduct Tunnels and Reservoir

    This particular complex was much more than mere tunnels, but the length of the mentioned tunnels forced me to place this article into the tunnels section of the KD SH Blog. 1889 Manual of American Water-works The Croton Aqueduct or Old Croton Aqueduct was a large and complex water...
  3. KorbenDallas

    1911: New York Public Library Sectional View

    They were serious about reading back then. Figured this image could generate a few comments. As far as I understand we are talking about 1911 here, but I'm not sure. Wondering whether our underground library could be a reclaimed interior of the entirely buried structure. Do we have any other...
  4. KorbenDallas

    1930 New York: Hotel for Autos and Vertical Parking

    Today, the building standing at the northeast corner of 61st Street and Ninth Avenue in Manhattan blends in well with its tall, dirt-colored brethren. But back in the 1930s, the tower was anything but a bunch of apartments and offices. Indeed, it was the fantastic, futuristic “HOTEL for...
  5. KorbenDallas

    Hotel New Netherland & Sherry Netherland Hotel

    Built in 1892-93 to a design by William H. Hume for William Waldorf Astor, its original lessee was Ferdinand P. Earle. The structure was 234 feet (71 m) in height with 17 stories, making it the "tallest hotel structure in the world". The structure was among the first steel-framed buildings in...
  6. KorbenDallas

    1893: Waldorf and Astoria Hotels in New York

    Sharing because these building were insane, especially the top portions: That original site was situated on Astor family properties along Fifth Avenue, opened in 1893, and designed by Henry J. Hardenbergh. It was demolished in 1929 to make way for the construction of the Empire State...
  7. KorbenDallas

    1899-1907: NYC Surrogate's Courthouse aka Hall of Records

    This building is still around. The Surrogate's Courthouse (originally the Hall of Records) is a Beaux Arts municipal building in the Civic Center neighborhood of lower Manhattan in New York City. Opened in 1907, it is located on the northwest corner of Chambers and Centre streets. The...
  8. KorbenDallas

    New York Armories: what were they?

    Some of the below pictures make me want to visit 1890-1910 New York, for it had to be a sight to behold. A few days ago this article was published. In the process there were so many pictures of other armories, that putting this article together was a no brainer. Some of these armories do look...
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