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Somewhere in Time

Post by koimaster » October 30th 2020, 11:11pm

surprising, 100-year-old connection between the Village of Lynbrook and the Astor House, a New York City hotel that was once the most famous and luxurious in the world. What joined the two was a clock — the since- long-lost Lynbrook Station clock. This is how it all happened.

In 1836, America’s first multi-millionaire, John Jacob Astor, leveled a residential block at Broadway and Vesey Street in lower Manhattan and built the 309-room Astor House Hotel. It soon became “the place to stay” for the rich and famous of pre- and post-Civil War New York. Indeed, before hostilities broke out, both Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis were guests at the hotel.

After the war however, hotels far more luxurious than the Astor House were built uptown, and the Astor gradually began its decline. Around 1890, the hotel tried to improve its curb appeal by adding awnings and placing flags on the roof. It also installed a 15-foot tall, freestanding, E. Howard & Co. street clock near the hotel entrance. ... time,80065


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Re: Somewhere in Time

Post by codguy » October 31st 2020, 4:15am

Nice story.
The town where I grew-up in had this clock in front of the jewelry store (and was next to the now closed dime store).

Haven't been in the town lately but believe this street clock is still running where it has always been.

The jewelery store (est.1898) is still operating right behind this clock after all these years.


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