Lehman College, Bronx Business for Everybody

The Bronx Chamber of Commerce donated this business collection to Lehman College on August 31, 1988. The 429 digitized items shown on this site, are largely from the Bronx Board of Trade years-- focusing on the 1920s through the 1950s.

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'Buy in Bronx' Drive Spurred by UNO Site
Bronx Board of Trade and retail merchants want to promote shopping in the Bronx as the United Nations establishes its headquarters at Hunter College's uptown campus in the Bronx. In: Scrap Book. May 1943 - Aril 1949. (p. 48a)
'The Hub'
Air view of 'The Hub' at 149th Street & Third Ave. looking east and showing trolley cars and the elevated subway.
138th St. & Third Ave.
Bronx County Trust Co.'s Mott Haven Office at 137th St. between Lincoln & Third Ave. The Bronx Board of Trade had offices in this building. The upper floors were used by the All Ireland Ballrooms for Irish dancing. In the foreground is the Charles Keck's Spanish War Memorial; and the canon near the monument acknowledges the 'guns silenced' and the loss of local soldiers killed in World War I. The wires crossing the top of the monument would spark when street cars passed.
139th St. & Third Ave.
Looking south from Graham Square at 139th St. & Third Ave. to the Bronx County Trust Co. building. On the left, at 138th St. & Third Ave., is the Bronx Local Board #2 World War Memorial. This was sculpted by the Menconi Brothers. In the distance is the clock tower of the Estey Piano Co. fronting on Lincoln Ave.
149th St. & Courtlandt Ave.
149th St. from Courtlandt Ave. looking toward Third Ave. and the El. The Busher Building is on the left, and Hearns Department Store is beyond the Third Ave. El. Note also billboards.
149th St., Melrose Ave. & Third Ave.
Melrose Ave. looking at the intersection of Melrose and Third Avenues and showing automobiles, buses, taxis and the Third Ave. El. The subway station is for the #2 and #5 lines.
15th anniversary of Bronx Office Of First Federal Savings And Loan Association
Bronx office of bank at 1375 Jerome Ave. at 170th St. Since opening in 1937, the Bronx office has opened 38,000 new accounts and holds over $18 million in savings.
A Boat Of My Own
View inside Riverdale Country School for Boys, on Fieldston Road. A student is shown with the model yacht he created and which won him a first prize in a hobby competition. John F. Kennedy completed the 4th - 6th grades at this school.
A Brief History Of The Bronx
A thirty year overview of Bronx history from Jonas Bronck up to the creation of Bronx County in 1914. In--Bronxboro, Vol. XXI, Nos. 10 - 11, pp. 15, 41, 43.
A Day At The Game
Exterior view of Yankee Stadium as crowd leaves. Surface Transportation System buses are lined up for passengers. Also includes a large ad for Coca-Cola.
A Little Bit Of History In A Concrete Canyon
Describes Poe Cottage, the home of the poet Edgar Allan Poe. Located at Kingsbridge Rd. & the Grand Concourse, the cottage was (then) under the care of the Bronx Society of Arts and Sciences. (It is now administered by The Bronx County Historical Society.) In--Bronxboro, Vol. XXXIV, Summer Ed., pp. 9, 15.
A Parkchester Apartment.
View of a furnished living room in a Parkchester apartment.
A Quarter Century Of The Yankees In The Bronx
Six photographs showing the stadium, Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, President Warren Harding, Bronx Board of Trade members; and a night game. In: Scrap Book May 1943 - April 1949. (p. 77a)
Acquisition Of Land For The Grand Concourse
Calls for securing title to land to lay out the Grand Boulevard and Concourse, a plan endorsed by the Fordham Club. In--Minutes of Meetings, Vol. 1, pp. 80-82.
Acralite Co., Inc.
Inside the Acrylite Co. at 315 E. 137th St. Note open windows and fans indicating no air conditioning.
Adams-Flanigan Department Store
Proposed new store for Adams-Flanigan Co. Department Store on Third Ave. & 150th St. Plan by Starrett & Van Vleck, architects.
Additions To The Bronx Skyline By Public Works Department
Cites various construction projects for the Bronx, including hospitals, libraries, bridges and subways. In--Vol. XXXIII, Anniv. Ed., p. 37
Aerial View of the New York Botanical Garden
Aerial view of the grounds of the New York Botanical Garden, the Bedford Park and Norwood neighborhoods. Also seen is the 52nd Police Precinct, the grounds of the Academy of Mount St. Ursula, and a Third Ave. El station at Bedford Park Blvd.
African Plains Animals
African animals at the Bronx Zoo in their barless enclosure. Chandler's mountain reedbucks, rush bucks, nyalas and other animals roam this moated area while the lions look out from their rock island. (The New York Zoological Society was renamed the Wildlife Conservation Society in 1993.)
Air View Of The East Bronx
Drawing of air view showing Jacobi Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Co-op City in the distance.
Alexander's
Uptown it's Alexander's store on Third Ave.
All Hallows H.S.
All Hallows H.S. at 111 E. 164th St and Walton Ave. P. Gregory Stadler, Architect.
Altro Work Shops
Altro building at 1021 Jennings St. & Boone Ave.
American Trust Co.
Exterior view of the American Trust Co. at 301 E. Fordham Rd. near Kingsbridge Rd.
American Trust Co.
Interior view of the American Trust Co. at 301 E. Fordham Rd. near Kingsbridge Rd. Note art deco details for the ceiling and floor.
Around The Bases
Interior view of Yankee Stadium during a game. Note 'New York Yankees World Champions.' This game was probably held on an 'Old Timers Day.'
Art Steel Co.
Demonstrating safety procedures on equipment inside the company at 141st St. & Willis Ave. (now the site of the Mott Haven Houses). The company specialized in steel file cabinets and other office equipment.
Atlas Supply Co., Inc.
Company dealing in sheet metals, copper, zinc, stainless steel and roofing materials, and operating at 2960 Webster Ave. and 201st St.
Automobile Warehouses, Inc.
Located at Kingsbridge Ave. & W. 230th St., Automobile Warehouses, Inc. serviced up to 4,000 new cars which came in monthly before being sent to dealers and customers. The boundary line of the Bronx and Manhattan ran through the parking lot in the Marble Hill area.
Banco Popular de Puerto Rico
First anniversary of the bank's opening at 2923 Third Ave.
Banco Popular de Puerto Rico
Group photo of staff on the bank's first anniversary.
Bankers Donate To Blood Drive
Employees of Bronx County Trust Co. enjoy a snack after donating blood to the Bronx Red Cross Program.
Bankers Trust Co.
Exterior view of Bankers Trust Co. at Bruckner Plaza, 880 White Plains Rd. in the Soundview area.
Bankers Trust Co.
Interior view of the new Bankers Trust Co. branch at Bruckner Plaza, 880 White Plains Rd., showing customers opening accounts.
Barnyard In Zoo
The barnyard in the Zoo's 'farm-in-the-zoo' gives city people a chance to see the source of their meat. (The New York Zoological Society was renamed the Wildlife Conservation Society in 1993.)
Basketball At The PAL Youth Center
Forty-five basketball teams use the gymnasium at the Lynch PAL (Police Athletic League) Youth Center at 974 E. 156th St. near Beck St. in the Longwood area. Here, a junior team practices for the PAL tournament. The center is named for a policeman who died in the line of duty.
Bedford Park Academy
Bedford Park Academy at 2488 Grand Concourse. The IND 8th Ave. subway station entrance is on the left.
Board Helps Open Big Yankee Stadium
The Bronx Board of Trade assists in the dedication and opening of Yankee Stadium for its first game. A sketch of Babe Ruth's stadium is also included. In-- Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 3.
Board Lauded For 45 Years Of Service To The Bronx
National, state and city leaders--including President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Governor Herbert H. Lehman, send messages congratulating the Board of Trade on their 45th anniversary. In-- Bronxboro, Vol. XVI, No. 10, pp. 4, 6, 11.
Board Urges New Municipal Building And New Hunter College For The Bronx
Resolutions introduced at a Bronx Board of Trade special meeting were for a municipal building to consolidate services; and for use of the unassigned portion of the Jerome Park Reservoir as the Hunter College site. In-- Bronxboro, Vol. IV, Nos 10 & 11, pp. 11-12.
Borough Hall
View of Borough Hall from Tremont Ave. Note the temporary wooden causeway. Photo was taken before the addition was put onto the building.
Borough Hall
Borough Hall at 177th St. & Third Ave. and photographed from the Third Ave. El. Note the trolley's electric lines, appearing to cross the lawn in the foreground.
Borough Hall
View of festooned Borough Hall facing Third Ave. and probably taken from the Third Ave. El. The Bronx Board of Trade gave prizes every year for the best decorated building for Bronx Borough Day (June 14th). This building was originally constructed as the Municipal Building in 1897 by architect George B. Post. In April, 1968 the building caught fire and was subsequently razed.
Boulder Bridge At The Garden
Stone bridge over the Bronx River in the New York Botanical Garden, built in the early 1900s. (The bridge has been covered over and today connects Allerton Ave. and Mosholu Pkwy.)
Bowling For Youngsters
A WOR radio broadcast discussing the efforts of the Bronx County Civic Assn. in sponsoring and subsidizing the cost of bowling so that young adults in the Bronx could enjoy this activity.
Boy Scouts Display At Bank
Boy Scouts of Troop 260, which meets at Church of the Visitation, displays camping equipment in the Main Office lobby of the North Side Saving Bank at 231st St.
Boy Scouts Visit The Garden
Boy scouts decked out in their uniforms take a nature tour of the New York Botanical Garden.
Bradley-Mahony Coal Corp.
Bradley-Mahony's new anthracite yard at 140th St. & Exterior St. showing a company truck being loaded with coal. Also note bread, laundry, dry cleaning and fur businesses in the surrounding blocks.
Britain's Crown Jewels
North Side Savings Bank display of exact reproductions of royal regalia kept in Britain's Tower of London.
Bronx Apparel Center
Located at the junction of Lafayette Ave. & tiffany St., the apparel center is the former site of the American Bank Note Co. (The building is now used for artist studios and for a school.)

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