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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.
[Packer Collegiate Institute Middle School.]

[Packer Collegiate Institute Middle School.]

Originally St. Ann's Church.

[First Unitarian Church.]

[First Unitarian Church.]

Also known as the Church of the Saviour.

[Bayard-Condict Building, 65-69 Bleecker Street.]

[Bayard-Condict Building, 65-69 Bleecker Street.]


[Looking west on 55th Street past Fifth Avenue to the Gotham Hotel.]

[Looking west on 55th Street past Fifth Avenue to the Gotham Hotel.]


[Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street.]

[Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street.]

Originally Astor Library, onetime Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS). Converted to a theater 1967-1976....

[Judge Building, 110 Fifth Avenue.]

[Judge Building, 110 Fifth Avenue.]


[The Gotham Hotel, 700 Fifth Avenue.]

[The Gotham Hotel, 700 Fifth Avenue.]


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

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


[Stewart & Company Building, 402-404 Fifth Avenue.]

[Stewart & Company Building, 402-404 Fifth Avenue.]


[Schermerhorn Building, 376-380 Lafayette Street.]

[Schermerhorn Building, 376-380 Lafayette Street.]


[National Association of Machinists AFL-CIO, 7 East 15th Street.]

[National Association of Machinists AFL-CIO, 7 East 15th Street.]

Originally YWCA, formerly Rand School.

[St. Augustine's Chapel.]

[St. Augustine's Chapel.]

Originally All Saints' Free Church.

[Henry Street Settlement and Engine Company No. 15.]

[Henry Street Settlement and Engine Company No. 15.]


[Bayard-Condict Building, 65-69 Bleecker Street.]

[Bayard-Condict Building, 65-69 Bleecker Street.]


[The Gotham Hotel, 700 Fifth Avenue.]

[The Gotham Hotel, 700 Fifth Avenue.]

Now The Peninsula.

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

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


[Looking east on Broome Street at intersection of West Broadway and Watts Street.]

[Looking east on Broome Street at intersection of West Broadway and Watts Street.]


[Bowery Savings Bank, 110 East 42nd Street.]

[Bowery Savings Bank, 110 East 42nd Street.]


[Bayard-Condict Building, 65-69 Bleecker Street.]

[Bayard-Condict Building, 65-69 Bleecker Street.]


[Channel Gardens, Rockefeller Center.]

[Channel Gardens, Rockefeller Center.]


["Chinatown Today" mural by Alan Okada on Pike Street.]

["Chinatown Today" mural by Alan Okada on Pike Street.]


[Bowery Savings Bank, 110 East 42nd Street.]

[Bowery Savings Bank, 110 East 42nd Street.]


[Looking across Fifth Avenue from the steps of New York Public Library's main branch.]

[Looking across Fifth Avenue from the steps of New York Public Library's main branch.]


[Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue.]

[Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue.]


[Hotel Mercer, 99 Prince Street, across the street from Fanelli Cafe.]

[Hotel Mercer, 99 Prince Street, across the street from Fanelli Cafe.]


[Broadway and Bond Street.]

[Broadway and Bond Street.]


[Aschenbroedel Verein, 74 East 4th Street.]

[Aschenbroedel Verein, 74 East 4th Street.]

Later Gesangverein Schillerbund.

[112-114 Prince Street building at the intersection of Greene Street.]

[112-114 Prince Street building at the intersection of Greene Street.]


[Schermerhorn Building, 376-380 Lafayette Street.]

[Schermerhorn Building, 376-380 Lafayette Street.]


[First Chinese Presbyterian Church, 61 Henry Street.]

[First Chinese Presbyterian Church, 61 Henry Street.]

Originally Market Street Reformed Church, onetime Sea and Land Church.

[Ottendorfer branch of the New York Public Library, 135 Second Avenue, and Stuyvesant Polyclinic, 137 Second Avenue.]

[Ottendorfer branch of the New York Public Library, 135 Second Avenue, and Stuyvesant Polyclinic, 137 Second Avenue.]

The Ottendorfer branch was originally the Freie Bibliothek und Lesehalle. The Stuyvesant Polyclinic was...

[12 St. Cinema, 189 Second Avenue.]

[12 St. Cinema, 189 Second Avenue.]

Opened in 1926 as the Yiddish Art Theatre.

[434, 436-440, 442 and 444 Lafayette Street.]

[434, 436-440, 442 and 444 Lafayette Street.]

434 Lafayette Street is part of Colonnade Row, also referred to as LaGrange Terrace.

[White Street between Church Street and Broadway.]

[White Street between Church Street and Broadway.]

Showing 46-50 White Street, formerly Woods Mercantile Building.

[Essex Street between Grand and Hester Streets.]

[Essex Street between Grand and Hester Streets.]


[Northern façade of the Surrogate's Court, 31 Chambers Street.]

[Northern façade of the Surrogate's Court, 31 Chambers Street.]


[Barrymore Theater, 243-251 West 47th Street.]

[Barrymore Theater, 243-251 West 47th Street.]


[Helen Hayes Theatre, 210 West 46th Street.]

[Helen Hayes Theatre, 210 West 46th Street.]


[Titanic Memorial Lighthouse and stores on Fulton Street.]

[Titanic Memorial Lighthouse and stores on Fulton Street.]


[The Longacre Theater, 220-228 West 48th Street.]

[The Longacre Theater, 220-228 West 48th Street.]


[Brooklyn Museum.]

[Brooklyn Museum.]


[Surrogate's Court, originally Hall of Records, 31 Chambers Street.]

[Surrogate's Court, originally Hall of Records, 31 Chambers Street.]


[Eastern Parkway façade of the Brooklyn Museum.]

[Eastern Parkway façade of the Brooklyn Museum.]


[Surrogate's Court, originally Hall of Records, 31 Chambers Street.]

[Surrogate's Court, originally Hall of Records, 31 Chambers Street.]


[White Street between Church Street and Broadway.]

[White Street between Church Street and Broadway.]

Showing 46-50 White Street, formerly Woods Mercantile Building.

[Bryant Park Studios, 80 West 40th Street.]

[Bryant Park Studios, 80 West 40th Street.]

Originally Beaux Arts Studios.

[Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank building, 51 Chambers Street.]

[Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank building, 51 Chambers Street.]

The building was purchased by New York City and is now used for government offices.

[Unidentified buildings.]

[Unidentified buildings.]

Possibly in TriBeCa.

[Ruby's Book Sale, 119 Chambers Street, and 115 Chambers Street building.]

[Ruby's Book Sale, 119 Chambers Street, and 115 Chambers Street building.]


[North side of East 4th Street between Bowery and Lafayette Street.]

[North side of East 4th Street between Bowery and Lafayette Street.]


[Mercer Rubber Company, 68-66 Reade Street.]

[Mercer Rubber Company, 68-66 Reade Street.]


[Unidentified buildings.]

[Unidentified buildings.]

Possibly in TriBeCa. The number of the four-story townhouse on the left is 263.

[G. La Rosa & Son Bread Co., 209 Elizabeth Street.]

[G. La Rosa & Son Bread Co., 209 Elizabeth Street.]


[180, 178, 176 and 174 Franklin Street.]

[180, 178, 176 and 174 Franklin Street.]

174 Franklin Street was originally the Pierce Building, later known as the Powell Building.

[Cylindrical fire escape on the façade of 62 East 4th Street.]

[Cylindrical fire escape on the façade of 62 East 4th Street.]


[Footbridge between old House of Relief and ambulance annex of the New York Hospital.]

[Footbridge between old House of Relief and ambulance annex of the New York Hospital.]


[John Boyle & Co. building, 72-70 Reade Street.]

[John Boyle & Co. building, 72-70 Reade Street.]


[Grand Central Terminal.]

[Grand Central Terminal.]


[New York Aquarium.]

[New York Aquarium.]


[Racquet and Tennis Club, 370 Park Avenue.]

[Racquet and Tennis Club, 370 Park Avenue.]


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