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Then and Now: Unique Tenement Fire Escapes on Elizabeth Street

Posted December 13, 2013 at 11:16 am

268 Elizabeth Street has long been a favorite, mainly due to its unique network of fire escapes. The ironwork on this pre-war construction somewhat resembles something out of New Orleans… What’s equally awesome is that this building has remained almost unchanged in over a century. Now check out this photograph by Lewis Hines from 1912. […]

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