Check Out These Centuries-Old, Vintage New York City Rental Advertisements

Real estate search website RENTCafé recently searched through some old newspaper records on the Library of Congress Digital Archives and found some great vintage classified ads for New York apartments and homes.

This handsome house featuring an arbor of fine grapes - in New York City!

1837 - Morning Herald - New York, NY
1837 - Morning Herald - New York, NY
Photo: LOC

This Staten Island dwelling house with a full bakery in the basement

1843 - New York Daily Tribune - New York, NY
1843 - New York Daily Tribune - New York, NY
Photo: LOC

This high-end New York apartment at the turn of the century (servants' rooms included)

1901 - New York Tribune - New York, NY
1901 - New York Tribune - New York, NY
Photo: LOC

This record-crushing apartment building

1912 - The Sun - New York, NY
1912 - The Sun - New York, NY
Photo: LOC

Check out the accompanying article for more some commentary, and more vintage ads from other cities.

via RENTCafé

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

Editor in Chief

Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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