Broadway - Antique Images

 

The famous Broadway is a street in Manhattan, specially the part that houses several theaters. Broadway is a historic road in the City of New York that runs from State Street, in Manhattan, to Westchester County. It is the oldest south-north main thoroughfare in the City. Broadway is also a metonym for the theatrical activity in the City of New York. There are also other streets named Broadway the City: in Queens and in Brooklyn.

At the time of the Dutch, in the 17th century, Bowling Green, where Broadway begins, was the most popular part of New Amsterdam. On the site of today's number one Broadway (occupied by Washington Building) stood a tavern kept by Pieter Kocks, an officer of the Dutch service. Broadway was known as Heeren Strast by the Dutch. After the English took over the City, they changed the name to Broad Way.

Broadway was first paved, about 1666, in the middle of the street with pebble stones. The sidewalks were not paved. Asphalt pavement was laid down in 1900. Several of the early skyscrapers in NYC were built along Broadway.

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American Exchange National Bank

 

Post Office NY

 

Broadway

 

Vintage postcard showing Broadway with City Hall Park in the foreground and the Post Office Building on the left (copyright 1908 by Detroit Publishing Co. / source: New York Public Library).

 

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Theater NYC

 

Union Square

 

Grace Church

 

 

 

City Investment Building

 

Columbus Circle

 

Grand Hotel

 

Broadway north

 

Broadway Houston St.

 

Woolworth Building

 

Broadway Avenue

 

Panoramic View Broadway

 

20th century

Broadway, looking north from Houston Street.

 

Broadway traffic

 

St. Paul's Chapel images

 

Equitable building old

 

Both Sides of Broadway

 

19th century

 

Bowling Green images

 

Worth Square

 

City Hotel

 

Buildings Broadway

 

Astor House

 

Pictorial Description Broadway

 

City Hall Park

 

Fifth Avenue NY

 

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Washington Building

 

Western Union

 

Trinity Church

 

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People Broadway

Broadway, Cortlandt Street to Liberty St.

 

 

Post Office

 

Chemical National Bank Broadway

 

Buildings Broadway NY

Bowling Green, looking up Broadway from Custom House.

 

East Side Broadway

 

Times building

 

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Nineteenth Century

 

 

 

Lower Broadway

 

Broadway NY 19th Century

 

 

Street scene Broadway

 

 

Times Square

 

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