Thursday, October 22, 2009

Seward Park Aerial View 2

Another in the series that originates from an aerial photo of the Seward Park area circa 1930. Here the square block area incorporates Orchard, Grand, Essex and Broome Streets. Seward Park High is yet to be built, so PS 137 and the Essex Street Courthouse and the Ludlow Street Jail still exists. Notice the dome on the structure on NW corner of Orchard and Grand. I remember that is where Fishkin's used to be. I remember my mother being a big fan of the elder Mr. Fishkin. It was either that or it was part of her negotiating tactics.

1 comment:

Art Siegel said...

Apparently Essex Market Place (where the Ludlow St. Jail was) was closed in 1926, so perhaps this photo was pre-1926, because it's still there in the shot.