Vintage Postcards from Old New York in the Early 20th Century

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From around 1926 we switch the view around to look north from 34th Street. The building in the foreground is the mutilated Knickerbocker Trust Company. The ornate original three story building at 358 Fifth Avenue, designed by McKim, Mead & White was altered in 1921 with a 10 story addition (seen here) and completely renovated to its current mundane state in 1958. The large structure in the middle of the street at the bottom of the postcard is one of the first traffic signal control towers in New York City.

Photo: SNCA