Following Cooper’s death in 1883, Augustus Saint-Gaudens was commissioned to design a monument in honor of the great visionary located on 7th Street between 3rd Avenue and Cooper Square.
Henry Seigel’s 14th Street Store, opened in 1904 on Sixth Avenue between 13th and 14th Streets.
Manhattan’s Columbus Monument was created by Italian sculptor Gaetano Russo as part of the city’s 1892 commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ landing in the Americas.
A view of Fifth Avenue, from the perspective of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Photograph includes the Vanderbilt family mansions.
A view at the corner of 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, on the Southwest corner of Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art – In the foreground a busy street filled with pedestrians, horses and carriages. The Museum was founded in 1870 for the purposes of bringing art and art education to the American people.
Two women passing a row of horse-drawn carriages as they walk alongside Madison Square Park.
Construction of the Flatiron Building by George A. Fuller Construction Company in 1902.
Families stroll through Madison Square Park, its trees framing the recently completed Flatiron Building.
Interior view of Grand Central’s waiting room, completed in October of 1900
New York Times Building Under Construction at One Times Square. Completed in 1904 to serve as the headquarters of The New York Times.
Rapid transit construction work at Union Square at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and 14th Street, New York City, June 8, 1901
A perspective of Brooklyn from the Brooklyn Bridge, framed by a B.M.T. train and commuters in 1900.
Located at the intersecton of Bowery and Division Street, Chatham Square was an express station on the IRT Third Avenue Line. It had two levels.
A steam-powered locomotive awaits boarding passengers on the Bowery’s elevated train line near Grand Street.
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