A Walk Down Fifth Ave in the 1930s
In 1935, during the Great Depression, photographer Berenice Abbott proposed an art project to the federal government called "Changing New York." Her work was turned into a book in 1939. (Photos: Berenice Abbott/New York Public Library) http://cnn.it/1SPQvPZ
- •The south end of Central Park -- the Squibb Building with the Sherry-Netherland hotel in the background.
- •The Sherry-Netherland hotel and the Savoy-Plaza Hotel
- •The St. Nicholas Collegiate Reformed Protestant Dutch Church on Fifth Avenue and 48th Street.This church, which dated to 1628, was demolished in 1949.
- •Fifth Avenue and 44th Street
- •Looking west from the Seymour Building, at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
- •Across Bryant Park on 40th Street
- •The flatiron building
- •Row houses on eighth street
- •MacDougal Alley -- between Eighth Street and Washington Square
- •Washington Square