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Crawford Shops Building

Crawford Shops Building
CSS Description
(Two 5x7 prints) #4236 Unknown Photographer From Bagdad on the Subway; A Periodical of Association [AICP] News, No. 8, November 1919, p. 6. Under heading "A.I.C.P. Happenings": "Since our last issue the Old Men's Toy Shop and the Women's Work Rooms have been combined, and are now under one roof in the building formerly operated by St. George's Church as a trade school. They are now known as the Crawford Shops. [Address: 505 East 16 St.] The building [built by J. P. Morgan for St. George's church] has been bought and presented to the Association for the purpose. Between eighty and a hundred old people, who otherwise would be unable to work effectively because of age or physical handicap, are enabled to earn at least a little toward their support and at the same time to retain the self-respect that goes with power to earn, however large or small. The Crawford Shops also have a retail store at 28 West 51st Street." 505 East 16 Street was leveled along with every other structure between l4th and 23rd streets from First Avenue to the F.D.R. Drive when the Metropolitan Insurance Company built Stuyvesant Town and Cooper Village in the 1940's. Image verso: The Crawford Shops 505 East 16th Street NYC Built by the late J. Pierpont Morgan for St. George's Church and now as a trade school. See: Excerpt from report to board of managers AICP April 1936, in archive's historical file, Crawford Shops.
Item Information
Title
Crawford Shops Building
Date
1919
Item Number
531
Photograph Number
4236
Format
photographs
Corporate Designation
New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor
Borough
Manhattan
Street Names
East 16th Street, 505
Places
New York (N.Y.)
Topics
Workshops; Streets; Older people--Employment; Facades; Buildings; Architecture--Details
Names
Women's Work Interiors (New York, N.Y.); Old Men's Toy Shop (New York, N.Y.); Crawford Work Shops (New York, N.Y.)
Box and Folder Number
299: 49
CSS Description
(Two 5x7 prints) #4236 Unknown Photographer From Bagdad on the Subway; A Periodical of Association [AICP] News, No. 8, November 1919, p. 6. Under heading "A.I.C.P. Happenings": "Since our last issue the Old Men's Toy Shop and the Women's Work Rooms have been combined, and are now under one roof in the building formerly operated by St. George's Church as a trade school. They are now known as the Crawford Shops. [Address: 505 East 16 St.] The building [built by J. P. Morgan for St. George's church] has been bought and presented to the Association for the purpose. Between eighty and a hundred old people, who otherwise would be unable to work effectively because of age or physical handicap, are enabled to earn at least a little toward their support and at the same time to retain the self-respect that goes with power to earn, however large or small. The Crawford Shops also have a retail store at 28 West 51st Street." 505 East 16 Street was leveled along with every other structure between l4th and 23rd streets from First Avenue to the F.D.R. Drive when the Metropolitan Insurance Company built Stuyvesant Town and Cooper Village in the 1940's. Image verso: The Crawford Shops 505 East 16th Street NYC Built by the late J. Pierpont Morgan for St. George's Church and now as a trade school. See: Excerpt from report to board of managers AICP April 1936, in archive's historical file, Crawford Shops.