Landmarks now has a treasure trove of digital images

The Landmarks Preservation Commission just released a new website that lets you download (for free, but with credit) the thousands of historic images in their designation reports for buildings and historic districts.

You can search by name or address or landmark number in the search bar on the right. I was so excited I didn’t know where to start, but by just scrolling through the list on the left I stumbled on these images of 41 Harrison being moved from 331 Washington.

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission

And this is just the tip of the iceberg: there are 100 pictures of 41 Harrison alone.

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission

Find the instructions here and the database here. Have fun.



  1. Just when I think I have seen all the historic photos of that location, more are unearthed- this is great!

  2. Fantastic images!

    I believe 37, 39 and 41 Harrison were not moved. They were formerly on a part of Washington St which no longer exists and is currently an easement in Independence Plaza (see Washington Walk on Google Maps). The other townhouses which are actually on Harrison St were moved (25-31). So I think the pictures may be mislabeled and show #41 in the first 3 and 25 being moved in the last two. You can see in #4 & #5 the orientation of the house being on Harrison St.

  3. This is great! thanks for sharing…

  4. wow, these are great. i have a huge collection but i’ve never seen most of these before.

  5. FANTASTIC!!!!