Old New York in Photos #1

The Beresford Hotel 1893

Central Park West (aka 8th ave.) and 81st Street

Before the Beresford apartment building was completed in 1929, the block was occupied by The Beresford Hotel built in 1889.

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2 thoughts on “Old New York in Photos #1

  1. Betsey Taylor

    My gggreat uncle, Theodore E Thomson was the architect for the The Beresford Hotel and I have his copy of the architectural drawings. So good to see an outside picture of the building at 1 W 81st Street (according to the 1900 & 1910 censuses). Members of the Thomson family lived there from the beginning until the 1920s.

    1. B.P. Post author

      We would love to see & feature those architectural drawings or any other material related to the opening or construction of any New York City building that Mr. Thomson was involved in. Please contact us if you’d be willing to share.


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