The Bronx Lost Buildings 17x22" Art Print by Raymond Biesinger

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Epson Ultrachrome K3 ink, Epson Ultra Premium Matte paper


Height: 22 Inches; Width: 17 Inches

This is an 18-point chart showing Bronx buildings of architectural, cultural, or social importance, all of which were bulldozed or burned out of existence between 1906 and 2018. It was impossible to include every building I would've liked, but here's what it does include: names, facades, years standing, and dozens of hours of research and illustration. 

Printed in an open edition via Epson Stylus Pro 3880 at 17x22" on Epson Ultra Premium 192 GSM Enhanced Matte paper. Dimensions include a 0.5" margin. Signed and dated on reverse. This print is archival.

Included in the image: 

1. A Tenement Building (1920s-1976, one of thousands of hardly-documented burned then bulldozed tenement buildings, this one being the last building standing on East 173rd through 174th St. photographed by Mel Rosenthal)

2. the Ebling Brewing Company (1868-1950s, a south Bronx brewery that aged their beer in “natural rock caves,”some of which were rediscovered by construction workers in 2009)

3. 183rd Street Station (1901-1973, one of dozens of Third Avenue El stations demolished when the line was decommissioned in 1973)

4. Our Lady of Pity (1909-2018, an Italian parish in Melrose at 284 E. 151st St.)

5. Yankee Stadium (1923-1973, “the House that Ruth Built”)

6. St. Augustine Church (1894-2013, a Roman Catholic church at 1183 Franklin Ave.)

7. Piccirilli Studio (1893-1970s, studio of the then-famous Piccirilli brothers, whose large scale marble sculptures included the Lincoln Memorial and the NYC Public Library lions)

8. King Theatre (1916-2002, also known as the McKinley Square Theater, a center of the Yiddish-speaking Bronx community)

9. Starlight Park (1918-1932, an amusement park once located near West Farms Square)

10. Bronx Borough Hall (1897-1969, survived by its front stairwell, still present in Tremont Park)

11. Public School 31 (1899-2016, unfortunately, the scale of this drawing kept me from drawing the many many gargoyle heads on all sides of this building, “the Castle on the Concourse”)

12. the Whitlock Mansion (1859-1906, also known as the Whitlock Folley and Casanova Manor)

13. St. Francis Hospital (1906-1966, a Mott Haven landmark)

14. the Bronx House of Detention (1937-2007, a New Deal project in the art deco style, demolished for the modern-day Terminal Market)

15. Whitestone Cinemas (1983-2018, previously the Whitestone Bridge Drive-In)

16. Loew's National Theatre (1910-1970s, the very first theatre Marcus Loew built instead of acquired, designed by Neville & Bagge)

17. Janes & Kirtland Forge (1857-1900s, the iron foundry in which the US Capitol dome, railings of the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Bow Bridge in Central Park were created)

18. Mott Haven Station (1886-1964, also known as New York Central’s 138th Street Station, a Richardson Romanesque building described as “the lost train station of the Bronx”)