Merchant’s Gate and 59th Street

around 1940

 

Panoramic view of Merchant’s Gate and 59th Street, from Sixth Avenue to Broadway (on the right), seen from Mayflower Hotel. Photograph taken in the 1930s. Columbus Circle is to the right. The Maine Monument stands at Merchant’s Gate. The New York Athletic Club building is on the corner of 7th Avenue and 59th Street. Photograph (from New York Public Library) was taken between 1931 (when Hampshire House, 150 Central Park South, was erected, but left unfinished) and 1942 (Berkeley House, 120 Central Park South, not seen in this photo, was completed).

 

Merchant’s Gate

 

Antique photos of NYC

 

 

 

Lake Central Park

 

 

 

59th Street

 

 

Aerial photo NY

 

59th Street NY

 

N.Y. Athletic Club

 

Central Park

 

Christopher Columbus NYC

 

Copyright © Geographic Guide - Old photos of the City of New York.

 

Hampshire House, completed in 1938

 

Broadway, east side, 56th to 59th street - 1899.

 

Historic Clubs

 

Below, the Barbizon Plaza, completed in 1930.