Car Culture 100 Years Ago

Motor Age, July 1919
Motor Age, June 1920
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    • For fun, I entered the Red Head Sparkplug address at 261 Broadway, New York to see what’s there now. Here’s what came up:

      261 Broadway was built c. 1915 by Architect James B. Baker. It was converted to a residential cooperative in 1979. This pre-war, twelve-story building is an intimate sixty-two unit cooperative with two elevator banks, video intercom, and a lushly-planted roof garden with sweeping city vistas.

      The condos start at $990,000.

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      • First off, living in New York alone would make my head spin. Then one would think that a 1915 building would have had to have been completely renovated to updated plumbing and electric standards, so that it’s all up to code. Plus, when you think 1915, you think small closets. So I wonder if they just changed it completely so that it retains none of the 1915ness of it or if “intimate” means old and tiny. BTW, their basic condo would buy me THREE 3000 sf homes in my city… And you wouldn’t have to share a roof garden.

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