Day 858

The Studebaker Building

May 6th, 2014

Erected in 1920, this former Studebaker showroom (circa-1942 photo) dates back to the days when this stretch of Bedford Avenue was known as Automobile Row. The building has since been converted into low-income apartments, but some traces of its original occupant still remain, most notably the terra-cotta wheel logos (close-up) at the top of the facade. Perhaps you recall seeing those same logos on an old Studebaker finishing facility up in Manhattanville a couple of months ago.

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