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Where & When: Game 6

Welcome back to another edition of Where & When, where we try hard not to peek at the photo credits while sleuthing for the answer to the $64 questions about New York City, past or present.  Speaking of which, I’m presently trying to bring some of these challenges to the present, but it’s not an easy thing to present.  Instead, I drag you back into a familiar era (a present for you already!) and present you with this:

Where & When 06

Maybe some of you are familiar with this place, which still stands as it did over a hundred years ago and is surprisingly still in use, but for a lot of commercial urban crap. If you were to go there today, the remnants of this building, which served a long-defunct train line that is now used mainly by Amtrak and Conrail (clue!), are still visible.  Regarding the picture, it was taken 22 years before the train line it served closed.

So you know how this goes; you try to figure out where and when this was taken, and perhaps flash a little knowledge such as who designed the building or what was the name of the train line and where did it begin and end, or even what significant features of today are missing from the picture… or the name of a store that presently occupies the building?

Send your answers to cixposse at gmail dot com (Doggone spambots) First one to get it right gets a root beer, those following suit get a cream soda. I’ll check in with you later in the day and post the answer here and in the latest thread at or after 6pm (or earlier if you figure it out sooner).  Have fun!



1 TheGreenMan   ~  Oct 3, 2013 9:14 am

Sent in my guess.

2 rbj   ~  Oct 3, 2013 11:51 am

As did I. Not an easy one for me.

3 rbj   ~  Oct 3, 2013 11:54 am

Updated answer sent.

4 Chyll Will   ~  Oct 3, 2013 3:33 pm

Yes, the answer is: Hunts Point Station, Bronx c.1915. I will have a full update later tonight when I get home from work, but a Judge Wapner's for TheGreenMan and a cream soda for rbj. Thanks for playing, guys!

5 RIYank   ~  Oct 3, 2013 3:36 pm

Hey, I am enisled for a week with extremely limited internet access, so I couldn't play. Which is just as well, because I couldn't get farther than, "Hm, looks like a train station."

6 Chyll Will   ~  Oct 3, 2013 4:26 pm

Probably threw off a lot of people, but GreenMan and rbj had the right approach.

7 Chyll Will   ~  Oct 3, 2013 10:57 pm

Okay, too tired for update; just got home from late shoot. If anyone requests it, I will provide a full update of this particular challenge later, but don't wait around >;)

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