Vintage Photograph of Original Penn Station's Grand 32nd Entrance Circa 1910

The original Pennsylvania Station was a historic railroad station, opened in 1910 and demolished a short 54 years later. Its grandeur matched or exceeded that of Grand Central Terminal, and was one of the architectural jewels of the City.

By the mid-60’s however, rail traffic had declined massively due to the rise of both the airline and automotive industries, and the building was demolished so that an above-ground business complex and sports arena could be built instead.

This vintage photograph from 1910 shows the 32nd Street entrance of the amazing building, captured just a few days before opening to the public.

Visit the specimen page at the Library of Congress to learn more or download an even larger scan of this image.

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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