Printers’ Playground

A playground in the Bronx, near the site of the original Robert Hoe factory (when it moved to the Bronx from its original location in lower Manhattan) will get a playground with jungle gym reminiscent of the old Hoe rotary presses (example shown at right). For bibliophiles, Robert Hoe built an extraordinary library in late […]

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New York’s Printing House Square

I collect architectural and street views of New York City, and one of the more unusual places of the late 19th C was Printing House Square, near City Hall. It was the site of the major newspapers (before they moved uptown) and the typefoundries (before the consolidated and moved out of town). A statue of […]

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