Saw your blog recently for the first time and took this picture on Friday. It may not qualify as a good picture because of the angle. Maybe someone else can visit it. I also attached a comparative view of pre-demolition. I can’t imagine how old the sign is.
The only way to tell the age of this ad is from finding out when the building that was demolished was originally built – first obscuring this image. My guess would be 1890-1900. The images are great. Would like to take a trip uptown and get some shots before it gets covered again. Thanks so much and glad you enjoy the blog.
Valerie Landriscina is a 26-year old graduate student studying architecture at Pratt Institute. A Brooklyn native, Landriscina currently works at Rand Engineering in Chelsea.