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Where & When: Game 18

Posted By Chyll Will On November 15, 2013 @ 10:09 am In 1: Featured,Lost NY,New York City Pictures,New York Minute,NYC,NYC History,Where & When | Comments Disabled

Good morning, and welcome back to Where & When; tracking down locations over the eons. Well, at least in the 200 years or so… I have wanted to introduce the new feature I vaguely described, but I’ve had a rush of work come at me lately, so it has to wait for the opportune moment.  In the meantime, let’s track down the origins of the following pic:

Where & When Game 18 [1]

I really like this one; the size and design seem very imposing in its girth as opposed to it’s height (which is still too high for me to swan dive into an Olympic-sized pool of chocolate milk below), but it also reflects the rugged undiscovered nature of early New York.  That was not likely the case when this photo was taken, but compared to what we have now, it was certainly both an achievement and a period marker.  I don’t have to give much in clues for this one; you’ll likely see it in other places, but it’s history is interesting enough, so feel free to discuss what you’ve found during your research.  Tell us what building this is and when it was built, and bonus points for knowing whether this building still stands or was replaced by another. Explain how you came to your conclusions and you’ll be able to honorably imbibe one of the following:  Steelhead [2] for the first player with the right answers, and Sprecher [3] for everyone else.  Enjoy! And no peeking at the photo credit… >;)

[Photo Credit: Museum of the City of New York/Getty Images [4]]


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[1] Image: http://www.bronxbanterblog.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Where-When-Game-18.jpg

[2] Steelhead: http://blog.gourmetrootbeer.com/2013/04/steelhead-root-beer/

[3] Sprecher: http://www.forkfulofnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/cream-soda.jpg

[4] Museum of the City of New York/Getty Images: http://architecture.about.com/od/rail/tp/GrandCentralTerminal.htm

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