Photo captions — Fifth Floor East

(clockwise from elevator)

Ninth Avenue Elevated

1876 (5E1)
Photographer: Gustavus A. Powelson

Greenwich Street, looking north from Bank Street. View of the Ninth Avenue Elevated, showing the West 11th Street turnout and a new track being constructed from Little West 12th Street to Bethune. The old Greenwich Road ended at Southhampton (or Old Kiln) Road, now Gansevoort Street.

Christmas trees

1925 (5E2)
Photographer: Underwood and Underwood

The first load of Christmas trees being unloaded at West and Chambers Streets.

Mulberry Street shoeshine boy

undated (5E3)

Greenwich Theater

1936 (5E4)

Greenwich Avenue and West 12th (formerly Troy) Street.

Eleanor Roosevelt

1932 (5E5)

The next First Lady serves food to the needy. Unemployed women were served food by no less a personage than Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt at the Grand Central Restaurant in New York on December 1st. Her dress protected by an apron, the wife of the president-elect is seen as she ladled out soup for the hungry women.

Jefferson Market Court

1936 (5E6)
Photographer: Bernice Abbott

The fanciful clocktower of the Jefferson Market Court, the tallest of Greenwich Village's nineteenth-century buildings, is a local landmark. In 1877, Calvert Vaux and Frederick C. Withers designed the Ruskinian Gothic courthouse and jail with a clock tower, which served as a fire lookout. The Jefferson Market Court was renovated as a branch of the New York Public Library in 1967.