Mooremack's Haunting Grounds

 

On July 22, 2004, Robert Trisciuzzi of Brooklyn, while dodging traffic, strolled around New York snapping some photos for the site.  Many who lived and worked in New York will remember these places.  We have also placed some photos from our collection in order to show the differences between then and now.

.29 Broadway

 

No. 29 Broadway.

Left - The first offices of Albert V. Moore and Emmet J. McCormack from 1913 to 1919.  This photo appeared in the 40th Anniversary Issue of "The Mooremack News."

Above - The building was torn down and this one replaced it.

On May 1, 1919, Moore & McCormack, Inc., moved from its first offices at No. 29 Broadway a block south to No. 5 Broadway, shown above.  This photo is on the cover of the "The Mooremack News," June 1951 edition.  The Moore-McCormack flag was a well known landmark on the building.  Messrs. Moore's and McCormack's offices were between the flag poles.

The cadets in this photograph (photo by Doris Jacoby) are from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York.  They were marching past the No. 5 Broadway during the annual Maritime Day ceremonies at Bowling Green in New York.  This was a traditional ceremony in New York's downtown shipping district.

Today the Berkshire Bank is in the building at No. 5 Broadway. 

Note the facade has not changed (although Mooremack had what looks to be awnings) and the flag poles are still in the same position as they were 85 years ago!

Be sure you enlarge these photos twice so you can view the detailing better.  The emblem that is on the building to the left of No. 5 Broadway is still the same even though the 1951 photo doesn't show it too clearly.  You can see it better enlarged.

5 Broadway

Left - A fantastic shot of No. 5 Broadway.  This photo appeared in the 40th Anniversary Issue of "The Mooremack News."  Note Mooremack's front entryway is on the left.  Messrs. Moore and McCormack continued to share one office as they did in No. 29 Broadway.  That office was just above the front entryway.

The photo to the left shows one of the sister-ships passing in front of No. 2 Broadway.  Moore-McCormack Lines, Inc. moved to No. 2 Broadway in 1959.  See today's photos of the same building below.

No. 2 Broadway -- In 1959 Moore-McCormack moved across the street from No. 5 Broadway into this new building.  We wonder if the artwork was done when the building was originally built.

Another view of No. 2 Broadway.

 

 

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