Black & White Sunday: Traces of the Past

This wonderful old building sits on the NW corner of Broadway & East 13th Street in New York City. By European standards it is not old, but built in 1894 and to have survived in New York City all these many years later it is old by our standards. It is called the Roosevelt Building, named after Cornelius Roosevelt, grandfather of Teddy Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States. A trace of the past



Still standing within the present056

Traces of the Past


17 thoughts on “Black & White Sunday: Traces of the Past

  1. I must have seen that building many times, but I don’t remember it. When I was a teenager I used to hang out in the second-hand bookshops that were then common along 4th Ave. a block to the east, and also in the Strand Bookstore on Broadway itself, which I think is the only surviving used book store in that area.


  2. I love this Roosevelt Building, Lisa! Now, if this were the very corner my Grandparents met, it would be preserved with their love story. . . Thank you for sharing this. Have a great week!


  3. Love those old buildings. I especially love the ones with the gargoyles. We have some in Boston, but otherwise, our old buildings tend to be very small. Wood. Just the other side of log cabins 🙂


  4. That’s old enough for me 🙂 You have captured it from just the right angle and I like the treatment too. 🙂 Thank you for playing again.


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