New York City Apartment lobbies from the early 1900's

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  1. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    Though this was pretty cool to see. Old school class and architecture.


    Broadway, at the S.E. corner of West 100th Street. Allenhurst Apartment House, entrance hall. 1910.

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    Broadway between 89th and 90th Streets. Astor Court, entrance hallway. 1915.

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    "Park Avenue between 52nd and 53rd Streets. Montana Apartments, entrance hall. 1915.

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    "37-41 West 86th Street. Hotel Hortense, Margolies Apartment, on roof. Entrance lobby to apartment. 8/17/1927

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    The Greenway Apartments, entrance lobby. 10/25/1930.

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    "210 West 101st Street. 7/8/1942.

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    25 West 54th Street. Lobby, The Regent House apartments.8/1/1941

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    Broadway at the S.E. corner of West 98th Street. Borchardt Apartment House, entrance hall. 1910.

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    River House. Entrance foyer, north end.December 17, 1930. 52nd Street and East River.

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    670 West End Avenue. Apartments, lobby. 8/2/1941.

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    Riverside Drive at the corner of West 98th Street. The Peter Stuyvesant apartment building, lobby. 1910.

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    River House 1930

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    215 East 72nd Street, NYC. Entrance hall fireplace. November 16, 1929.

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    70 East 77th Street. Apartment lobby remodeled. 3/28/1940.

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    building techniques differed then: no gypsum boards. all plaster and skim coats. all exterior limestone framing so the interiors were wide open and had high ceilings with lots of corner moulding
     
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    When 'Normal' people lived in the bronx especially the grand concourse back before it turned into a sewer (before 1965) the buildings all had lobbies like this.
     
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    Hey New Yorkers, do many of these maintain the same charm? I've been in some, not necessarily these, that keep some of the magic.
     
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    good ol days

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    buildings in midtown too. many still do except they have been disguised over the years. many building lobbies had marble fountains (it was all the rage in the 1920s). The fountains are still there if you know where to look: they will be circular bench seats with fitted red leather cushions over white marble, with a lot of potted plants in the center. many old name small hotels in midtown have this feature. they also still serve fresh brewed coffee in solid silver and china setting (before the accident i would go for brunch in midtown on sundays...). Another area with such features is in Forest Hills Queens - nobody ever knows about the concrete water falls that flowed between the apt buildings and only the residents could experience.
     
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    i recognize that roll of fat on the back of the guy's neck anywhere: Uncle Teddy!!!
     
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    I thought this one was just awesome. Stuff that should be around today.


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    it probably is, just subdivided into many many smaller rooms. Columbia owns most of the places that remain and has warehoused them.
     
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