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Hint: This Ornate Building Is Gone, But The Neighbor Remains

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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!

This photo was taken about a year before this beautifully carved facade was lost forever when the building was knocked down. The structure stood for more than 70 years, and it saw one major redesign after a fire destroyed the building. It's now been gone for longer than it existed, but its tall neighbor still stands today. Do you know where and what this building was?
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