This Martin Lewis etching captures the slick sidewalks and belching smoke on a gray and dreary stretch of the East 30s.
“The Thirty-fourth Street Armory at Park Avenue, now demolished, is shown in the print at right,” states Paul McCarron in The Prints of Martin Lewis. “It was a few blocks from Lewis’s studio at 145 East Thirty-Fourth Street.”
It’s the same armory depicted in Quarter of Nine, Saturday’s Children, a Martin Lewis etching from 1929.
What became of the chateau-like structure on the corner?
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