Answer: The Museum of Famous People

This basement museum on West 50th Street did indeed boast an impressive array of famous figurines, and long before Madame Tussauds’ Times Square opening in 2000. It is unknown what happened to the Museum of Famous People’s some 50 dioramas of historic scenes when the museum closed in the 1970s, according to Atlas Obscura. The collection included models of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and Alexander Hamilton’s duel with Aaron Burr.