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 Post subject: Our crib in 1912
PostPosted: Mar Thu 08, 2018 1:34 am 
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Found a picture of our building in 1912:

https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/ite ... 0a18064a99

Our apartment is the front part of the building on the 4th floor. Years ago, in the basement of the building I remember seeing some long-dead electrical panel with something like "radio store" scrawled across it. Probably a future tenant from when that photo was taken.

Something that cracks me up is the street construction; they're often digging up that intersection. This poor street corner's probably been continuously dug up for over a 100 years!


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 Post subject: Re: Our crib in 1912
PostPosted: Mar Thu 08, 2018 2:09 am 
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and even then, eBay was advertising........ :mrgreen:
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 Post subject: Re: Our crib in 1912
PostPosted: Mar Thu 08, 2018 2:13 am 
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cool pic

looks like you have a chipolte instead of what ever business with the batwing doors is.

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 Post subject: Re: Our crib in 1912
PostPosted: Mar Thu 08, 2018 2:14 am 
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Findm-Keepm wrote:
and even then, eBay was advertising........ :mrgreen:

Ha! Yeah, Eva noticed that ad and said shouldn't it be the other way 'round? I figured this was the early days before they perfected selling.


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 Post subject: Re: Our crib in 1912
PostPosted: Mar Thu 08, 2018 2:19 am 
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simplex1040 wrote:
cool pic

looks like you have a chipolte instead of what ever business with the batwing doors is.

Chipotle moved in... dunno, somewhere between 5 and 10 years ago. I like their food, and they're ridiculously clean, so I don't mind having them downstairs. Before that it was a clothing store S&W, run by the guys who own the building. I zoomed in on the photo and thought I saw "fash" (fashion?) on the building, but on the bottom it says whiskey. maybe it used to be a clothing store / saloon? :D We're not far from the famous Ladies' Mile on 6th Avenue. and around the turn of the century 23rd Street was the theater district -- it's where the phrase "23 skidoo" comes from.


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 Post subject: Re: Our crib in 1912
PostPosted: Mar Thu 08, 2018 2:39 am 
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looks like that was a saloon.

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 Post subject: Re: Our crib in 1912
PostPosted: Mar Thu 08, 2018 2:56 am 
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simplex1040 wrote:
looks like that was a saloon.

Makes sense, considering the history of the area. We've always liked that we're on the southern end of what used to be the Tenderloin district.


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