Equitable Building Ruins - 1912


View from street level of fire damage to the Old Equitable Building, 120 Broadway. The building was completed in 1870 and destroyed by fire on January 9, 1912. It was reported that the fire spread from some waste in the Savarin Cafe until it enveloped the building. A new Equitable Building, was completed in 1915, on the same site. The American Surety Building is to the right. Photo by Irving Underhill, taken on June 11, 1912, looking north on Broadway. Source: Library of Congress.


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The empty site of the old Equitable Building is seen at the bottom of this photograph.


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Equitable Building Ruins - 1912


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