9 Old Pictures of The Bronx

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9 Old Pictures of The Bronx
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Soundview Avenue looking at Westchester Avenue from Harrod Avenue in 1933/NYPL Digital Collections

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78 West 168th Street at Woodycrest and Shakespeare Avenues in Highbridge once the old Highbridge New York Public Library has been replaced with a newer building although not as pleasing to the eye as this original beauty/NYPL Digital Collection

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Home for the Incurables, now known as St Barnabas Hospital/NYPL Digital Collection

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Another Art Deco masterpiece, 1791 Grand Concourse at Morris Avenue still survives but sadly the exterior barely looks like this (see next image)

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1791 Grand Concourse not as grand.../Google Streetview

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This art deco masterpiece at 1804 Harrison Avenue at Tremont Avenue in Morris Heights still stands/NYPL Digital Collection

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Bronx Savings Bank on Tremont and Park Avenue. It has since been demolished to make way for "affordable housing". This building should have been preserved./NYPL Digital Collection

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Hunts Point Library on Southern Boulevard and Tiffany/NYPL Digital Collection

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Huntington Free Library and Bronx Savings Bank in Westchester Square/NYPL Digital Collection

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Looking east from the 6 Subway Station at Westchester Avenue - Soundview Avenue - Morrison Avenue / NYPL Digital Collection

The Bronx is beautiful and we love looking at old pictures of our borough as much as you do and thanks to the New York Public Library we can do just that.

With the NYPL Digital Collections, I tend to get lost for hours at a time while researching images for stories both current events and historical ones.

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All the images  are from the Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy, The New York Public Library. The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1887 – 1964.

But you know what’s better? Your old photographs so if you have any you’d like to share, feel free to drop us a not over at info@welcome2thebronx.com and provide a brief caption!

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