By Caitlin Hawke
I've been holding back on a trove of old newsletter pieces from the print archives for lack of time. My recent interview with Hedy Campbell (coming soon) inspired me to start getting them up.
So, today, I have a vault piece from the September 2006 issue of the BA newsletter. Hard to believe that our beautiful Horn & Hardart building on the SE corner of Broadway and W. 104th Street had yet to receive landmark status just 12 years ago. But after cries from the community and preservationists to "Save the Automat!" that designation came on January 30, 2007. Better late than never.
For pictures of it over the years see my Throwback posts here (1930), here (1942), and here (1980).
And to dig into the weeds of the history and architectural details of the automat building, you can download the Landmarks Preservation Commission report here.
Lagniappes at bottom (remember to click on the blog post title to view the video on the blog if you are reading this in an email subscription). Look closely at the first one because ours appears!