This photo of the Stoddard Theater on the Upper West Side was taken 81 years ago today! The theater, located on Broadway and West 90th, opened as the “Standard Theater” in 1914 and was renamed “Stoddard Theater” when it turned into a movie theater in 1919. On this day in 1933, the marquee advertised Spencer Tracy and Colleen Moore in The Power and the Glory and movie ticket prices were 10 cents for children and 20 cents for adults! The Stoddard Theater closed in 1956 and the building (2431 Broadway) was demolished in 1986.
Work in Roadway, Blackwell’s Island Bridge (1907)
photo from The Library of Congress
Queensboro Bridge, NYC (April 17, 2014)
photo by Carina Zimmerman
I love the top photo of men working on the Queensboro Bridge in 1907! Today, I photographed a similar view while driving across the bridge with a friend. The bridge was constructed between 1901 and 1909. When it opened in June of 1909, it was called the Blackwell’s Island Bridge in dedication to the East River Island over which the bridge travels. Blackwell’s Island is now known as Roosevelt Island and, today, the bridge can go by several names: The Queensboro Bridge, The 59th Street Bridge, or the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge (renamed in 2010). Keep reading to see the photos from 1907 and 2014 enlarged!