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!
The building that housed this automobile showroom is barely remembered today, but the opening of the gallery in the early 20th century was news enough to warrant a mention in the Times' Notes and Gossip of the Trade column. The apartment building that replaced this propery?and 16 other lots?was praised by archicritics as being ahead of its time in considering light, air, and views. Even decades after its completion, one critic wrote that it is "remarkably sophisticated." Where was this car showroom and what apartment building stands there now?
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