Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Vintage 1930's New York City Poster Stamps

The Statue of Liberty was presented to the United States by the people of France in 1886. Standing on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. The copper-clad statue, dedicated on October 28, 1886, commemorates the centennial of the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence.

The Hippodrome Theatre stood in New York City from 1905 to 1939 in the Theater District of Midtown Manhattan. It was called the world's largest theatre by its builders and seated 6,000 people. The Hippodrome was built by Frederick Thompson and Elmer Dundy, creators of the Luna Park amusement park at Coney Island.

Grand Central Terminal (popularly called Grand Central Station) is located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Built in 1913 by the New York Central Railroad, it is the largest train station in the world by number of platforms: 44, with 67 tracks along them.

The Equitable Building is a 36-story office building in New York City, located at 120 Broadway in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan. A landmark engineering achievement as a skyscraper, it was designed by Ernest R. Graham and completed in 1915. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1978.

2 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

I assume that the Hippodrome is long gone?

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Major: It was demolished in 1939. It is now the site of a large modern office building known as "The Hippodrome Center" (1120 Avenue of the Americas)