Friday, September 9, 2011

☞ REMEMBER: Employees at 123rd circa 1928

A group photo of employees at a building on West 123rd Street shows how the workers dressed during the time period for their various jobs and also gives and insight to the changing demographic of the neighborhood during the 1920s. The painters are obviously in the overalls and the gentlemen in the suits probably had more service oriented or administrative type of jobs.  We can not really match any current buildings standing to the one in the photo so one might assume this could be around one of the blocks by Amsterdam Avenue where many of the buildings were razed for public housing.  Does anyone have any idea where this is at?

Wurtz Brothers, West 123rd Street. Open Stair Dwelling, Group of Employees.  12/14/28 via the digital collection at the Museum of the city of New York.

1 comment:

  1. They were previously known as the Open Stair Tenement Company. Not sure where this is on 123rd, but they had a lot of projects throughout the city, particularly on E. 77th. There's lots online about the company.