Dedicated to an era long gone featuring architectural photographs of houses, hotels, apartment and office buildings, civic institutions and more...many of which are no longer standing.
That's a wonderful shot.(BTW, looking around to find out more about The New Metropolis, I discovered this, which I hadn't seen before: http://maggieblanck.com/NewYork/NewYork.html)
For those trying to get their bearings, that near corner is East 8th Street & Fifth Avenue, now occupied by the 1929 high-rise apartment building, One Fifth Avenue.
Here's a ground level view of that same intersection as it once was:http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3337/3524437516_4ba4006fc2_o.jpg
And one more --http://www.flickr.com/photos/nypl/3109782095/lightbox/
This one shows 8 Fifth Avenue more clearly --http://dlib.nyu.edu/washingtonsquare/2333.1/d51c5bd6/index.html(Zach -- As you said, there's at least *something* good to be said about NYU.)
Really stunning photograph, exactly on the cusp of Wharton and James and the modern age...
Dilettante --Notice the young woman in the white dress by the front door on the second house down from the left. And what might be her sister on the floor above.(As for the future Mrs Wharton, when she was still under her mother's supervision, they lived for a time at 7 Washington Square North, where they were given a preferential rate by the owner, who wanted "congenial" neighbors.)
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