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Guide to the George P. Hall & Son Photograph Collection
[1876-1914]
 PR 24

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Container List

Series II: Photographs of The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island

Scope and Contents note

Series II consists of approximately 300 photographs of outer boroughs of New York City. Photographs are arranged alphabetically by borough and thereunder alphabetically by title/description. Because the subseries for Brooklyn is much larger than for the other boroughs, it has been further subdivided as described below. Each subseries or Brooklyn subject division is divided into unmounted and mounted photographs to accommodate conservation housing needs. Numbers in parentheses refer to the number of photographs available for that subject.

Photographs of The Bronx, Queens and Staten Island are very few. Railroad and streets scenes are complemented by a few photographs of residences, schools, and institutions, such as New York University's Library and the Hall of Fame in The Bronx. A view of Queens from the Queensboro bridge toll plaza, and a photograph of a toll gate building at Jamaica Avenue and Van Wyck Boulevard are available in the Queens subseries. The few photographs of Staten Island sites include those of the Anson Phelps Stokes House and the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St. George.

Photographs of Hall's own borough of Brooklyn are more numerous and have been arranged in the following categories: Buildings, Churches, Cityscapes and Panoramic Views, Parks and Resorts, Residences, Statues and Monuments, and Street Scenes. Thereunder they are arranged alphabetically by title/description.

Buildings depicted include many prominent Brooklyn Institutions, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, City Hall, the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences (Brooklyn Museum), and historic Ebbets Field. Images abound of Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian and Dutch Reformed churches. Cityscapes and Panoramic Views includes several rooftops views of Brooklyn, many of which include the riverfront.

The Parks and Resorts category is large, and contains views of Coney Island beaches, resorts, and hotels, as well as views of Prospect Park and Fort Greene Park. The new popular developments along Coney Islands beaches in the 1890s through the 1910s are particularly well documented. The Manhattan Beach Hotel and the Oriental Hotel are captured from a variety of vantage points, including those from ships off the coast.

Included in the Residences category is 642 Flatbush Avenue, the home of George P. Hall in the 1890s. Statues and Monuments includes a few views of the U.S. Grant Statue at Bedford and Dean Streets. Street Scenes are primarily along Atlantic Avenue, and include one unidentified parade scene.

The Bronx and Brooklyn - Unmounted

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 19 Folder : 167 Barn, 18th century
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 167 Bedford Reform Church, later Aurora Grata, Bedford Avenue (Brooklyn)
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 167 Bedford Park Racetrack
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 167 Elevated railroad (2)
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 167 Evergreen Avenue, unidentified Dutch frame house
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 167 Feulner's Hotel
[1902]
Box: 19 Folder : 167 Gothic church and rectory
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 167 Lincoln Hospital
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 167 Morris High School, East 166th Street (2)
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 167 Victorian cottage
undated

The Bronx and Brooklyn - Mounted

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 19 Folder : 168 Jamaica Avenue (Brooklyn)
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 168 New York University (Uptown) Library and Hall of Fame (2)
[1905], undated

Brooklyn

Buildings -- Unmounted
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 19 Folder : 169 Armories (6)
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 170 Brooklyn Academy of Music (2)
1909, [1909]
Box: 19 Folder : 170 Brooklyn City Railroad Co., Clinton and Remsen Streets
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 170 Brooklyn Hospital
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 170 Brooklyn Institute of Arts & Sciences [Brooklyn Museum]
1909
Box: 19 Folder : 170 Brooklyn Savings Bank, Pierrepont and Clinton Streets
[1910]
Box: 19 Folder : 170 Brooklyn Warehouse and Storage Co.
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 170 Burgess, Randolph, Real Estate, 583 Flatbush Avenue
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 170 City Hall
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 170 Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 170 Crescent Club
1909
Box: 19 Folder : 170 Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn
1909
Box: 19 Folder : 171 Fire Headquarters
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 171 Garfield Building
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 171 Germania Club
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 171 Green-Wood Cemetery Gatehouse
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 171 Hall of Records
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 171 Havemeyer & Elder's Sugar Refinery
[1895-1910]
Box: 19 Folder : 171 Heights Casino, 75 Montague Street
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 171 Hotel Bossert
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 171 Hotel Montague
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 171 Kings County Wheelmen's Clubhouse
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 171 Kings County Penitentiary
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 171 Lawyers Title Insurance and Trust Company
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 171 Lockwood Academy
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 171 Long Island Business College
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 172 Majestic Theatre
[1905]
Box: 19 Folder : 172 Masonic Temple, Clermont and Lafayette Avenues
1909
Box: 19 Folder : 172 Mechanics Bank, Court Street
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 172 Midwood Club
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 172 Mills, James Carpenter Shop
[1895-1910]
Box: 19 Folder : 172 Montauk Club
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 172 Mount Prospect Water Tower
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 172 Park Department Building
1909
Box: 19 Folder : 172 People's Bank
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 172 Pratt Institute
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 172 Public School 108
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 173 Raymond Street Jail
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 173 St. Mary's Hospital
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 173 St. Phebe's Hospital
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 173 Seney Hospital
[1895-1910]
Box: 19 Folder : 173 Telephone Building, Smith Street
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 173 Temple Bar Building (2)
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 173 Thomas Jefferson Building
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 173 Touraine Hotel
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 173 Union League Club
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 173 U.S. Post Office, Brooklyn Heights
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 173 Williamsburgh Savings Bank
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 173 Y.M.C.A., Bedford and Monroe Streets
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 173 Y.M.C.A. Naval Branch, Sands Street
undated
Buildings -- Mounted
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 19 Folder : 174 Brooklyn Institute of Arts & Sciences (Brooklyn Museum)
1910
Box: 19 Folder : 174 Brooklyn Warehouse and Storage Co.
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 174 Ebbets Field (2)
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 175 Toll gate building, Jamaica Avenue and Van Wyck Boulevard, Queens (2 copies)
undated
Churches - Unmounted
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 20 Folder : 176 Brooklyn Tabernacle [photo of architectural rendering by J.B. Snook & Son Architects, 1890]
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 176 Flatbush Reformed Church
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 176 Flatbush Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 176 Flatlands Dutch Reformed Church
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 176 Grace Reform Church
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 176 Household of Faith [William N. Pile, pastor portrayed]
[1895-1910]
Box: 20 Folder : 176 Lutheran Church, 2782 Finmore Street(?), Parish house yard
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 176 Pilgrim [Swedish] Congregational Church
[1895-1910]
Box: 20 Folder : 176 Plymouth Church
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 176 Queen of All Saints Roman Catholic Church
[1895-1910]
Box: 20 Folder : 176 St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 176 St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 176 Second United Presbyterian Church, Atlantic Avenue (2)
[1895-1910]
Box: 20 Folder : 176 Unidentified Church
undated
Cityscapes and Panoramic Views - Unmounted
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 20 Folder : 177 Atlantic Avenue Docks
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 177 Brooklyn Heights, bird's-eye view to northwest
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 177 Brooklyn Museum area from east
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 177 Downtown Brooklyn, rooftop view (2)
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 177 Elevated railroad views (2)
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 177 Flatbush Avenue Long Island Railroad Station, under construction
1906
Box: 20 Folder : 177 Wall Street Ferry Terminal
[1910], undated
Cityscapes and Panoramic Views - Mounted
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 20 Folder : 178 Brooklyn Bridge approach and view to south
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 178 Brooklyn Navy Yards
[1910]
Box: 20 Folder : 178 Flatbush Avenue and Eastern Parkway
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 178 Morson's Docks
[1905]
Box: 20 Folder : 178 Rooftop views to northeast from Brooklyn Hospital (2)
[1904]
Parks and Resorts - Unmounted
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 20 Folder : 179 Bergen Beach (3)
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 180 Coney Island/Brighton Beach, amusement parks (13)
1908-1911, undated
Box: 20 Folder : 181 Coney Island/Brighton Beach, beaches and hotels (15)
1905-1911, undated
Box: 20 Folder : 182 Fort Greene Park and Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (3)
[1900], 1909
Box: 20 Folder : 183 Prospect Park, Grand Army Plaza and entrance (8)
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 184 Prospect Park
1904-1913
Parks and Resorts - Mounted
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 185-187 Coney Island, general views (8)
[1896-1908], undated
Box: 21 Folder : 188-190 Manhattan Beach, general views (10)
[1905-1910], undated
Box: 21 Folder : 191 Manhattan Beach, Long Island Railroad Depot (3)
[1905-1910]
Box: 21 Folder : 192-193 Manhattan Beach, Manhattan Beach Hotel (8)
[1905-1910], undated
Box: 22 Folder : 194-197 Manhattan Beach, Oriental Hotel/Ruins of "Paradise of Japan" Exhibit (17)
[1903-1905], undated
Box: 22 Folder : 198 Prospect Park (4)
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 199 Sheepshead Bay (3)
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 200 Sheepshead Bay, D. Olagner's Ocean View Hotel (3)
[1905], undated
Residences - Unmounted
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 22 Folder : 201 Teunis Bergen House, northwest corner of Flatbush Avenue and Cortelyou Road
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 201 Ditmas-Suydam House, 1160 Flatbush Avenue
[1890]
Box: 22 Folder : 201 George P. Hall Residence, 642 Putnam Avenue (2)
[1894-1900]
Box: 22 Folder : 201 McElvery [Murphy] House, 624 Flatbush Avenue(2)
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 201 Captain John Schenck House, Avenue U and 63rd Street
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 201 Remsen House, E. 48th Street
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 201 Vanderbilt House, Flatbush
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 201 Vernon House, Lafayette and Clinton Avenues
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 202 Unidentified residences, includes barns (10)
[1895-1910], undated
Statues and Monuments - Unmounted
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 22 Folder : 203 Henry Ward Beecher statue at Court and Fulton Streets
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 203 Ulysses S. Grant statue, Bedford Avenue at Dean Street (2)
[1896-1914]
Box: 22 Folder : 203 Henry Warner Slocum Monument, Eastern Parkway
1906
Street Scenes - Unmounted
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 22 Folder : 204 Atlantic Avenue, tunnel
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 204 Atlantic Avenue at Bedford Avenue, Long Island Railroad crossing
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 204 Atlantic Avenue near East New York
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 204 Atlantic Avenue and Fifth Avenue, railroad crossing
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 204 Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue
1903
Box: 22 Folder : 204 Atlantic Avenue at Georgia Avenue
1891
Box: 22 Folder : 204 Atlantic Avenue and Nostrand Avenue, trolleys (2)
[1895-1910]
Box: 22 Folder : 204 Clinton and Greene Streets
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 204 Court Street at Joralemon Street
[1895-1910]
Box: 22 Folder : 204 Montague Street, Real Estate Exchange and Public Library
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 205 Navy Street
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 205 Remsen Street (2)
[1895-1910]
Box: 22 Folder : 205 Vanderbilt Avenue, school children
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 205 Wallabout Market
[1895-1910]
Box: 22 Folder : 205 Willoughby Street
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 205 Unidentified parade scene
undated

Queens - Unmounted

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 23 Folder : 206 College Point, Flushing Bay [photograph of bird's eye map]
undated
Box: 23 Folder : 206 Jamaica Avenue, old house near Long Island Railroad
undated
Box: 23 Folder : 206 Toll gate building, Jamaica Avenue and Van Wyck Boulevard
[1897]

Queens - Mounted

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 23 Folder : 207 Long Island City
undated
Box: 23 Folder : 206 Queens view from Queensboro Bridge Plaza
undated

Staten Island - Unmounted

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 23 Folder : 208 Brownings Prohibition Park
undated
Box: 23 Folder : 208 Camp Kill Kane, exterior and view of road (2)
undated
Box: 23 Folder : 208 Staten Island Ferry Terminal, St. George
undated
Box: 23 Folder : 208 Anson Phelps Stokes House (5)
undated

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