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1872 YMCA Building New York City Architecture 23rd St. ORIGINAL HISTORIC NY9

1872 YMCA Building New York City Architecture 23rd St. ORIGINAL HISTORIC NY9

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"Young Men's Christian Association Building."

This is an original 1872 halftone print of the Young Men's Christian Association Building at the corner of 23rd St. and 4th Avenue in New York City. Built in 1869, this French Second Empire-style building was designed by Renwick & Sands, and included a library, gymnasium, bowling alleys, baths, a concert hall, artist studios (Louis Comfort Tiffany was an early tenant), and gallery as well as reception rooms, reading rooms, parlors, and dressing rooms. The first YMCA evening high school classes were held in this new building.

Period Paper is pleased to offer a rare collection of halftone prints of New York City. These images provide an important historic visual record of 19th century New York City including its churches, schools, public buildings, parks and cemeteries, Police, Fire, Health and Quarantine Departments, prisons, hospitals, homes, asylums, dispensaries, morgue and all municipal and private charitable institutions. These halftone prints are in excellent condition and will be of interest to the collector of New York City history and architecture.


This 139+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No aging. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black & White / Grayscale
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5.5 x 5 inches; 14 x 13 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)