New York At Turn Of The 20th Century: 50+ Historic Snaps That Show How The City Looked Like In 1900s

In this post, we are taking you back to New York City entering the 20th century. Check out how the city looked like at the end of the 19th century. With the starting of the 1900s, New York took the lead internationally to combat diseases like diphtheria and yellow fever, which affected the people very badly, especially the slums of Manhattan. Throughout the first half of the 20th century, the city became a world center for industry, commerce, and communication, marking its rising influence with such events as the Hudson-Fulton Celebration of 1909. Major steps were taken to draw vast numbers of women into the workforce. New York’s flourishing culture industries also opened up multiple opportunities for women workers. New York City has a wide range of architectural styles and skyscrapers. With the turn of the 19th century, the city witnessed a rapid increase in modern architecture construction. Such as the Flatiron Building (Fuller Building) was completed in 1902, the Grand Central Terminal in 1903, and the Plaza Hotel, which was completed in 1907, which was inspired by the beauty of French chateaus; Henry Janeway Hardenbergh designed the Plaza. Have a look at these stunning historical snaps compiled by Bygonely that show how New York City looked at the starting of the 19th century.

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