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From the Archives: A Long Way from Guilderland

This photo is from a 1980 NYLA Bulletin showing the then NYLA headquarters as it looked in 1910.  At the time, the organization was based at 15 Park Row near city hall in New York City.

The building was designed by R. H. Robertson, a pioneer in steel skyscraper design, and engineered by the firm of Nathaniel Roberts.  In 1999 it was declared a New York City Landmark.  

According to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, for a brief period, the building was not only the tallest in New York City, but one of the tallest in the world. You can read more information about the building and it's history here.

Today a portion of the building has been converted to apartments.  Who knows who may be living in the former NYLA Headquarters!