Thursday, December 8, 2011

Fifth Avenue Snow



Today's picture shows a snowy scene on Fifth Avenue in New York. Hopefully someone familiar with the area can let us know if there is anything recognizable in the picture that is still there today. The picture was taken in 1905.

12 comments:

  1. So, the people with the sidewalks pile the snow in the streets, and the streets pile the snow on the sidewalks.
    HMMMM
    Better call in the horse and wagon and haul it away.
    Up here in Grand Forks, it is illeagal to push, pile or blow your snow onto the city streets.
    But it is ok for the City to plow the streets to the side and if they plug your drive-way, then you get to go out and shovel it out again.

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  2. 10 above this morning and no snow yet.

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  3. So, is today one of those days where nobody is going to make a comment.

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  4. Maybe all the word verifications are too long today.

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  5. I'm trying to get a fix on the exact address of the picture. On the right side there's a building that says Outing (the Out of Doors Magazine) with Adams on a lower floor. I think the street address is "389". If anyone has a guess on this let me know. Initial Google map search didn't come up with any buildings shown here.

    John

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  6. great picture love the architecture

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  7. i just wish i could go back in time in NYC in 1905 it would be cool to be there when it was still a normal city(that big) to live in.

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  8. I know nothing about New York! Sorry!

    It is 50 and bright and sunny. No snow so far but last night was lots of heavy wind and rain.

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  9. Well it makes me want to wish myself right into that photo.

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  10. John, the street sign says W27, so it must be the corner of 5th Avenue and 27th Street. If you use google streetview you'll see it looks like everything is gone, except the lower part of the building with the spire at the corner of 28th Street.

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  11. it's the corner of 27 St looking up 5th Av. Marble Collegiate Church steeple a bit visible. Now most other buildings changed, but hints of 2-3 just 'refaced' with some same lines.

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  12. Thanks Rob and Anon. I'm having trouble with Google maps street view since my last Safari update. I was on 5th and the 30's today but all the buildings were either too new or too tall.

    John

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