Vintage Photo Shows Longacre Square / Times Square in 1911

Longacre Square South
Longacre Square South

Love it or loathe it, Times Square has been an iconic part of New York City since at least 1872, when it was called Longacre Square and was the central hub of the City's horse carriage industry. In this vintage photograph captured around 1911, peek south through the square at the New York Times Building and surrounding buildings.

Here is a Google StreetView of approximately the same view today.

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