Crawford Shops Building


New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor (Issuing body)
Community Service Society of New York (Issuing body,Former owner)
Crawford Shops Building
#4236 Unknown Photographer From Bagdad on the Subway, A Periodical of Association [AICP] News, No. 8, November 1919, p. 6. Under heading "A.I.C.P. Happenings": "Since our last issue the Old Men's Toy Shop and the Women's Work Rooms have been combined, and are now under one roof in the building formerly operated by St. George's Church as a trade school. They are now known as the Crawford Shops. [Add ress: 505 East 16 St.] The building [built by J. P. Morgan for St. George's church] has been bought and presented to the Association for the purpose. Between eighty and a hundred old people, who otherwise would be unable to work effectively because of age or physical handicap, are enabled to earn at least a little toward their support and at the same time to retain the self-respect that goes with power to earn, however large or small. The Crawford Shops also have a retail store at 28 West 51st Street." 505 East 16 Street was leveled along with every other structure between l4th and 23rd streets from First Avenue to the F.D.R. Drive when the Metropolitan Insurance Company built Stuyvesant Town and Cooper Village in the 1940's. Image verso: The Crawford Shops 505 East 16th Street NYC Built by the late J. Pierpont Morgan for St. George's Church and now as a trade school. See: Excerpt from report to board of managers AICP April 1936, in archive's historical file, Crawford Shops.
Collection Name
Community Service Society records
Shelf Location
Box no. 299, Folder no. 49, Photograph no. 4236
Workshops; Streets; Older people--Employment; Facades; Buildings; Architecture--Details; New York (N.Y.); Women's Work Rooms (New York, N.Y.); Old Men's Toy Shop (New York, N.Y.); Crawford Work Shops (New York, N.Y.)
Photographer unknown.
Two 5x7 prints
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Digital Project
Community Service Society Records
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