Wednesday, November 7, 2018

1940s NYC online

Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York reports that 1940s tax photographs are now part of the NYC Municipal Archives Online Gallery. Type in an address and see a building as it was — and perhaps still is. Jeremiah’s post has a number of well-known locations, including 154 West 10th Street, Manhattan, once a grocery store and delicatessen, now home to the bookstore Three Lives & Company.

comments: 4

Anonymous said...

Thank you for a fantastic link! I love looking at how cities used to look.

Another interesting NYC website is:

Unfortunately many cities did not realize the historical importance of keeping some structures but instead went through a renaissance of tear-down and build with rather unattractive buildings.


Michael Leddy said...

Thanks for the link. Yes, I have Ephemeral New York in my RSS reader.

Sean said...

Thanks for the tip. Some nice EF factory photos.

Michael Leddy said...

Cool. The only trick is that you have to begin with an address. I’ve been looking for restaurants and nightspots, and I’m finding that not every address is included.