Jules Crow, Pennsylvania Station Interior, 1906. Watercolor, Ink and Graphite on Paper. New-York Historical Society, PR042, McKim, Mead & White Collection
We were reminded by the New York Historical Society that today is the birthday of Penn Station (the original one by McKim, Mead & White, that is). The Historical Society has an image of this great watercolor from 1906 of the interior of the grand structure.
Here’s a photo from the Historical Society collection of the exterior:
We’ve also compiled some other great vintage photos of Penn Station, including its sad demolition in October 1963:
Join us for an upcoming tour of the Remnants of Penn Station: