A photo taken in 1923 shows the Blumstein department store building in the year it was finished with some major details that are missing today. The cast metal awnings apparently covered a couple of the entrances out front of the building that is still located at 230 West 125th Street but now houses Touro College in recent years. Retail still exists on the ground floor as can be seen in the lower photo but the Beaux Arts ambiance is somehow lost in modern times.
Wurtz Bros., New York, N.Y., West 125th Street. L.M. Blumstein Store. 7/11/1923, via the digital collection at the Museum of the City of New York
Looks just like Macy's, and of that era.ReplyDelete
Ah the great department store Beaux Arts era, it is truly unfortunate that it did not survive. Maybe one day someone will do a refurbish...now wouldn't that be fab.ReplyDelete
My wish is that the school could negotiate a way to occupy the retail area and refurb the entrance to its natural beauty. It would be an awesome look for the school. Or create some sort of public area.ReplyDelete
Mr. T. should be preserved.ReplyDelete