A stereoscopic view of a very unfinished New York State Capitol building. I’m sure I could date this with some accuracy, but for now let’s say it’s somewhere between 1870 and 1880. I don’t recall if the design of Thomas Fuller, the first architect, extended to the second floor, or if that was the work of the next architect, Leopold Eidlitz, who took over after Fuller had very little to show for eight years of work. This is one of the parts of the Capitol that resembles its model.
As we noted (see the previous several entries), a whole bunch of buildings with some very venerable businesses were pushed […]
Here’s the full view of much of the block of Washington Avenue that existed just west of the Capitol, running […]
When we talked about the former Hotel Borthwick the other day, we skipped over talking about another venerable business that […]
We return to the details of this block of lost buildings on Washington Avenue, just west of the Capitol. On […]
For someone who was in business for decades, Edwin Nellegar didn’t leave a lot of information behind. He was born […]
This charming edifice (a combination of two buildings, if you look closely) is the Hotel Borthwick. Known in a previous […]