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Edmund V. Gillon


These photographs by Edmund V. Gillon (1929-2008) are a recent addition to the Museum's Photography collection. Gillon is best known for more than a dozen books on New York City for the Dover Publishing Company. The bulk of the collection is architectural in nature, portraying the city’s historic districts, landmarks, architectural ornamentation, and civic sculpture. His photographs bring to life not only the countless readily apparent changes that have taken place in the city’s urban landscape over the past several decades, but also the many subtle changes that transformed neighborhoods such as SoHo, Tribeca, and Dumbo as they transitioned, building by building, from gritty wastelands into the vibrant urban oases they have become.
[The Old Control House, Bowling Green subway station.]

[The Old Control House, Bowling Green subway station.]


[Grace Church, 254 Hicks Street.]

[Grace Church, 254 Hicks Street.]


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["Our Strength Is Our Heritage, Our Heritage Is Our Life" wall mural, 232 East Broadway.]


[East Side Hebrew Institute and Church of St. Brigid.]

[East Side Hebrew Institute and Church of St. Brigid.]


[St. James School, 37 St. James Place.]

[St. James School, 37 St. James Place.]


[Hotel Montague, 103-105 Montague Street.]

[Hotel Montague, 103-105 Montague Street.]


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["East-West Gate" stainless steel sculpture.]

The sculpture is also called "Disk and Slab".

[Lyceum Theater, 149-157 West 45th Street.]

[Lyceum Theater, 149-157 West 45th Street.]


[Looking east on Broadway from Bedford Avenue and South 6th Street.]

[Looking east on Broadway from Bedford Avenue and South 6th Street.]


[Excelsior Power Company Building.]

[Excelsior Power Company Building.]

Converted to an apartment building in 1979.

[A. Brym Shoe Repairing, 74 East 7th Street.]

[A. Brym Shoe Repairing, 74 East 7th Street.]


[Looking north from beneath the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society walkway to the Brooklyn Bridge.]

[Looking north from beneath the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society walkway to the Brooklyn Bridge.]


[Looking east toward the corner of Old Fulton and Water Streets from the edge of the East River.]

[Looking east toward the corner of Old Fulton and Water Streets from the edge of the East River.]

From left to right: Waterfront Restaurant (originally Franklin House hotel), Eagle Warehouse & Storage...

[Long Island Safe Deposit Company building and Bankside Boon Dock bar and restaurant.]

[Long Island Safe Deposit Company building and Bankside Boon Dock bar and restaurant.]


[Odd Fellows Hall.]

[Odd Fellows Hall.]


[Looking west across the grounds of the Empire Stores, 53-83 Water Street.]

[Looking west across the grounds of the Empire Stores, 53-83 Water Street.]


[33-35 Grand Street.]

[33-35 Grand Street.]

Formerly Manufacturers Trust Company, originally North Side Bank.

[Advertising Club of New York, 23 Park Avenue.]

[Advertising Club of New York, 23 Park Avenue.]

Converted to apartments in 1977.

[Children playing in water from fire hydrant.]

[Children playing in water from fire hydrant.]


[183 and 185 Bowery.]

[183 and 185 Bowery.]


[Men leaving McSorley's Old Ale House, 15 East 7th Street.]

[Men leaving McSorley's Old Ale House, 15 East 7th Street.]


[Labor College, 130 East 25th Street.]

[Labor College, 130 East 25th Street.]

Originally B.W. Mayer Building, now Friends House.

[Union Square Greenmarket.]

[Union Square Greenmarket.]


[29th Street façade of the Gilsey House, 1200 Broadway.]

[29th Street façade of the Gilsey House, 1200 Broadway.]

Printed from an earlier photograph taken around 1974.

[The Cloisters, 99 Margaret Corbin Drive.]

[The Cloisters, 99 Margaret Corbin Drive.]


[Bulldog emblem on the American Express Horse Stables, Hubert Street façade.]

[Bulldog emblem on the American Express Horse Stables, Hubert Street façade.]

Converted to apartments in 2008.

[St. Michael's Russian Catholic Byzantine Church, 266 Mulberry Street.]

[St. Michael's Russian Catholic Byzantine Church, 266 Mulberry Street.]

Formerly St. Michael's Chapel, originally St. Patrick's chancery office. Adjacent to St. Patrick's Old...

[View through

[View through "Atlas" in Rockefeller Center to St. Patrick's Cathedral.]


[Fiss, Doerr & Carroll auction mart, 147 East 24th Street.]

[Fiss, Doerr & Carroll auction mart, 147 East 24th Street.]

Demolished for Baruch College's William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus, built 2000.

[172-176 Norfolk Street.]

[172-176 Norfolk Street.]

Now the Angel Orensanz Foundation. Originally Congregation Anshe Chesed, onetime Ohab Zedek, later Anshe...

[Superior Printing Ink Co. in the Puck Building.]

[Superior Printing Ink Co. in the Puck Building.]


[19th Precinct station house (originally 25th Precinct), NYPD, 153 East 67th Street.]

[19th Precinct station house (originally 25th Precinct), NYPD, 153 East 67th Street.]


[Pinking Shears Corporation building, 102 Prince Street.]

[Pinking Shears Corporation building, 102 Prince Street.]


[Donald Judd House and Museum, 101 Spring Street.]

[Donald Judd House and Museum, 101 Spring Street.]


[131-135 East 66th Street.]

[131-135 East 66th Street.]


[131-135 East 66th Street.]

[131-135 East 66th Street.]


[Engine Company No. 39 and Ladder Company No. 16 and Park East Synagogue.]

[Engine Company No. 39 and Ladder Company No. 16 and Park East Synagogue.]


[Engine Company No. 39 and Ladder Company No. 16 and Park East Synagogue.]

[Engine Company No. 39 and Ladder Company No. 16 and Park East Synagogue.]


[Thomas Hunter Hall, Hunter College.]

[Thomas Hunter Hall, Hunter College.]


[Looking north from Park Avenue and 41st Street to the Pan Am Building.]

[Looking north from Park Avenue and 41st Street to the Pan Am Building.]


[Grand Army Plaza.]

[Grand Army Plaza.]


[Engine Company No. 39, Ladder Company No. 16 at 157 East 67th Street.]

[Engine Company No. 39, Ladder Company No. 16 at 157 East 67th Street.]


[Spring and Mercer Streets.]

[Spring and Mercer Streets.]


[142 and 132-140 Greene Street.]

[142 and 132-140 Greene Street.]


[Looking west on East 35th Street past Lexington Avenue.]

[Looking west on East 35th Street past Lexington Avenue.]


[Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue.]

[Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue.]


[St. Luke's Place.]

[St. Luke's Place.]


[Looking over the East River from Roosevelt Island to Queens.]

[Looking over the East River from Roosevelt Island to Queens.]


[Silver Center for Arts and Science, Hemmerdinger Hall.]

[Silver Center for Arts and Science, Hemmerdinger Hall.]

Previously NYU Law School, originally Washington Square College.

[61, 59 and 57 Morton Street.]

[61, 59 and 57 Morton Street.]


[Garibaldi monument in Washington Square.]

[Garibaldi monument in Washington Square.]


[Looking across Seventh Avenue South to the intersection of Bleecker and Barrow Streets.]

[Looking across Seventh Avenue South to the intersection of Bleecker and Barrow Streets.]


[Unidentified neighborhood.]

[Unidentified neighborhood.]

The number of the building on the right is 9.

[Side entrance to First Unitarian Church.]

[Side entrance to First Unitarian Church.]

Also known as the Church of the Saviour.

[Looking north on Clinton Street from Schermerhorn Street to Packer Collegiate Institute Middle School.]

[Looking north on Clinton Street from Schermerhorn Street to Packer Collegiate Institute Middle School.]


[Henry Street and Atlantic Avenue.]

[Henry Street and Atlantic Avenue.]


[Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Avenue.]

[Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Avenue.]


[Looking north on Monroe Place toward Cadman Towers at 101 Clark Street.]

[Looking north on Monroe Place toward Cadman Towers at 101 Clark Street.]


[Looking south on Clinton Street from Schermerhorn Street.]

[Looking south on Clinton Street from Schermerhorn Street.]


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