The John Wolfe Building was built in 1895 in the Financial District. It was demolished in 1974 to widen the street.

The John Wolfe Building was built in 1895 in the Financial District. It was demolished in 1974 to widen the street.

The German American Insurance Building was built in 1908 on a triangular lot in the New York Financial District. It was demolished in 1971.

50 New York City Buildings That No Longer Exist

The German American Insurance Building was built in 1908 on a triangular lot in the New York Financial District. It was demolished in 1971.

The Samuel Osgood House was the first presidential mansion, where George Washington lived for two years when New York was the nation's capital. It was demolished in 1856.

49 beautiful New York City buildings that no longer exist

The Samuel Osgood House was the first presidential mansion, where George Washington lived for two years when New York was the nation's capital. It was demolished in 1856.

The magnificent Enrico Caruso even participated in the Easter stroll. He looks fanciful in his top hat and a bit like Batman villain the Penguin.

The magnificent Enrico Caruso even participated in the Easter stroll. He looks fanciful in his top hat and a bit like Batman villain the Penguin.

The Gillender Building was completed in the Financial District in 1897, but stood for only 13 years. It was destroyed in 1910 and replaced by a bigger building that combined its neighboring lot.

49 beautiful New York City buildings that no longer exist

The Gillender Building was completed in the Financial District in 1897, but stood for only 13 years. It was destroyed in 1910 and replaced by a bigger building that combined its neighboring lot.

The ornate Navarro Flats, a luxury apartment building, were on Central Park South in 1882. In 1926 the building was sold and a number of businesses took its place.

50 New York City Buildings That No Longer Exist

The ornate Navarro Flats, a luxury apartment building, were on Central Park South in 1882. In 1926 the building was sold and a number of businesses took its place.

12 Oldest NYC Museums. Photo by The New York Historical Society via the Hathi Trust Digital Library. The oldest is the New-York Historical Society Museum and Library, founded in 1804, takes the title of oldest museum in New York City. The Society changed locations eight times until 1902, when construction began on its present building on 170 Central Park West. The photo above shows the Society’s building in 1908.

12 Oldest NYC Museums. Photo by The New York Historical Society via the Hathi Trust Digital Library. The oldest is the New-York Historical Society Museum and Library, founded in 1804, takes the title of oldest museum in New York City. The Society changed locations eight times until 1902, when construction began on its present building on 170 Central Park West. The photo above shows the Society’s building in 1908.

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