Park Avenue - Antique Images

 

The Park Avenue connects Union Square (17th Street), in Manhattan, to Fordham, in Bronx. From 17th Street to 32nd Street, it is known as Park Avenue South.

In the mid-19th century it was part of Fourth Avenue. The New York and Harlem Railroad was opened in stages between 1832 and 1852. It was one of the first railroads in the United States. In 1834, the Avenue gained a horsecar line, between Prince and 86th Streets. In the second half of 19th century Park Avenue received its name.

The Grand Central Depot, a terminal for the New York Central at 42nd Street, was opened in 1871. On the same site, the Grand Central Station was opened in 1913.

 

Old Park Avenue

 

Antique photos of NYC

 

 

 

Copyright © Geographic Guide - Old images of NYC.

 

Park Avenue NY

 

Below, vintage postcard about the 1930s. Original title: Park Avenue, Wealthiest and Most Fashionable Street in New York.

 

Manhattan photographs

 

Skyscrapers

 

Hotel NY

 

Park Avenue NY

 

Park Avenue and Lever House (a glass-box skyscraper on the right), looking south, before 1962. The New York Central Building can be seen in the distance. Photograph by architect Paul Rudolph (1918-1997). Source: Library of Congress.

 

Waldorf Astoria NY

 

NYC Park Avenue

 

Park Avenue Hotel

 

Hotels NY

 

Murray Hill Hotel

 

Park Avenue between 1992 and 2006. Photograph by Carol M. Highsmith. Source: Library of Congress.

 

Park Avenue

 

Ritz Tower

 

Waldorf Astoria New York

 

Grand Union Hotel

 

Lexington Avenue

 

20th century

 

Park Avenue looking north from 46th Street, in a vintage postcard.

 

NYC

 

Park Avenue traffic

 

Hotels NYC

 

 

Antique photographs