In 1899 the march of commerce up Fifth Avenue had changed much of the residential neighborhood around the massive Croton Reservoir between 40th and 42nd Streets. Yet the houses on the east side of the Avenue and the blocks between Fifth and Madison Avenues were still, for the most part, private residences.
|Maude Adams relaxes in her parlor -- The Theatre Magazine, 1903 (copyright expired)|
|Wallace's biggest money-maker was its $2 versatile lamp -- Hardware Dealers' Magazine, February 1915 (copyright expired)|
|The unbelievably intricate terra cotta designs incorporate a mixture of styles.|
non-credited photographs taken by the author