14th Street between 6th & 7th Avenues, 1941
This coming Saturday, the residents of the beautiful block of 14th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues (a wooden house haven!) will be hosting a block party. The Wooden House Project is excited to be attending the party and helping to man the history table. Stop by for a visit!
I had gotten excited upon finding a photo in the collection of the New York Public Library that was labeled “14th Street looking west from 6th Avenue,” which would have meant that it was a photo of that block. Alas, the label was wrong — this is actually looking west from 7th Avenue — but that’s ok. A beautiful street nonetheless!
Much as I love trees, I am very thankful that streets in the 1940s were for the most part devoid of them. Our lush summer blooms make it impossible for me to capture the exact same view, but I’ve snapped a shot of the three wooden houses in the photo. Two of the cornices are still there!