Well, skyscraper by 1905 standards. That’s the year the 21-story Trinity Building finished construction.
Designed as a Neo-Gothic complement to Trinity Church on Lower Broadway, it’s loaded with gargoyles and creepy human faces, as well as fanciful gables and moldings topped by a gorgeous cupola.
This vintage postcard doesn’t reveal all the incredible detail on the facade, but it’s a nice look at Broadway in 1910, I’m guessing.
The cemetery next door is so tourist-free and green, it looks like a lawn. And hey, streetcars!