Stunning Panoramic Images from Turn-of-the-Century New York Show the Last Vestiges of Stone Buildings and Low-Slung Skyline

Posted by admin on Jul 20, 2012

These stunning panoramas, taken between 1901 and 1913 and curated by the Library of Congress, show the city as dusk fell on the New York built before the Civil War.

Buildings were continually built up and torn down to make way for newer architecture, and more modern conveniences. Landmarks like Madison Square Park and Columbus Circle were both constructed, but each was surrounded by only several buildings and closely packed dirt roads.

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