Welcome to Cornerspotter, Curbed's game in which you try to identify the location and/or identity of a particular building or streetscape in a historic photograph. Impress us and your fellow Curbed readers with your uncanny insight into New York City and its past!
Before this structure was erected more than a century ago, it was described by a local paper as "a building of monumental character." Located in a busy commercial area, the building benefited from its location next to a popular park. Today, the park remains a beloved attraction, but the beautiful stone building, along with its neighbor, was knocked down and replaced with a bland glass and steel 32-story tower. Can you name the building and location?
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