Easter Sunday on Fifth Avenue in 1900

Churchgoers pour out of what might be a church in the lower left corner of this photo.

Fifth Avenue looks so genteel here. It had yet to be turned into a shopping strip with massive office buildings; at the turn of the last century, it was a ritzy stretch of single-family mansions. 

Check out the horse and carriage traffic. In just a few years, cars will be king.

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2 Responses to “Easter Sunday on Fifth Avenue in 1900”

  1. Alex Says:

    Nice photo. Because of the close to 100% turnover of buildings that occupied Fifth Avenue in Midtown since 1900, it would be difficult to verify the cross streets in that photo without identifying a current landmark.

  2. Mel Says:

    Love the 19th Century photos before the city became what it is today. I just discovered the site, so I hope that you have more of these photos.

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