The bronze plaque that honors a city industry

Next time you’re strolling down Fifth Avenue in the 30s, don’t miss the striking bronze loom above the entrance to 295 Fifth—also known as the Textile Building.

This lovely architectural plaque pays tribute to an industry that’s no longer in its heyday but once thrived in the city.

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2 Responses to “The bronze plaque that honors a city industry”

  1. Beth Says:

    It would be cool to do a rubbing of this.

  2. Bob_in_MA Says:

    There is a woman not far from here who has resurrected some old industrial looms like that. The pattern is taken from a sort of chain belt, and the power comes from overhead belts. If your in that room when she starts up the machinery, it’s rather easy to imagine all the industrial accidents of the time.

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