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Oct242010

(Part 7) 1935 Trip to New York Scrapbook

Today we pick up with Mrs. O'Brien taking an observation tour of New York on Tuesday morning with a new acquaintance, Catherine Hanimar.   The tour started at 10:30a.m. and began with the residential section of Fifth Avenue. 

Notes on page:

Passed by "The Little Church Around the Corner" but on account of lack of parking space - could not stop.  I was terribly disappointed.

Chrysler Bldg. is 1030 ft. high - 77 floors.  Has a population of 10,000 people.  Spine is built of stainless steel.

Notes:

Visited Grant's Tomb.  "It was built in 1897.  Base is 90 ft. square and 72 ft. high.  The interior is cruciform in place with circular gallery and dome adorned with high relief sculpture emblematic of the birth military and civic life and death of General Grant.  Stairways lead to the crypt containing the sarcophagis in which repose the bodies of General Grant and Mrs. Grant.  About 90,000 donors contributed to the cost of the tomb, which was about $600,000." (Mrs. O'Brien must have gotten this info off the back of the postcard).

It is dark inside and when you enter the windows (reddish lavender color) make a lovely soft light.  The bodies are in a sunken space.  Grant & his wife.  The caskets are made of copper covered with artificial greenery, flowers, flags, etc.  In small chapels around the side are personal belongings, records, etc. of Gen. Grant.  The dome is all white and extend away up and is beautiful.

I would post some more pages today, but it's the weekend -- give me a break!  haha.  Tomorrow, we pick back up with more postcards and pictures she had scrapbooked.

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Reader Comments (1)

Great post, but parking problems back in 1935? That was a bit of a surprise.

October 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdakotaboo

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