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Daytonian in Manhattan: The 1894 House of Relief -- Nos. 67-69 Hudson St.

Daytonian in Manhattan: The 1894 House of Relief -- Nos. 67-69 Hudson St.

Daytonian in Manhattan: The Lost 1882 Casino Theatre -- 39th Street and Broadway

Daytonian in Manhattan: The Lost 1882 Casino Theatre -- 39th Street and Broadway

New York Yacht Club, 37 West 44th Street, Manhattan. Beaux-Arts architecture, designed by Warren and Wetmore, c.1898, opened in c.1901. They also were the architects for Grand Central Terminal. ~ This architectural beauty still stands today. {cwl}

New York Yacht Club, 37 West 44th Street, Manhattan. Beaux-Arts architecture, designed by Warren and Wetmore, c.1898, opened in c.1901. They also were the architects for Grand Central Terminal. ~ This architectural beauty still stands today. {cwl}

During the 1890s many people in upper- and middle-class society were unaware of the dangerous conditions in the slums among poor immigrants. Jacob Riis, a Danish immigrant who himself could not originally find much work, hoped to expose the squalor of the 19th-century Lower East Side of Manhattan.

During the 1890s many people in upper- and middle-class society were unaware of the dangerous conditions in the slums among poor immigrants. Jacob Riis, a Danish immigrant who himself could not originally find much work, hoped to expose the squalor of the 19th-century Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Kitchen of a Lower East Side (East Village) tenement that was torn down to clear a 16 acre site for Wald Houses, November 28, 1945. by La Guardia and Wagner Archives, via Flickr

Kitchen of a Lower East Side (East Village) tenement that was torn down to clear a 16 acre site for Wald Houses, November 28, 1945. by La Guardia and Wagner Archives, via Flickr