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    Ok, so this is not the typical post for this thread, but I figured this was the best place to put it.

    http://www.downtownny.com/news?nid=123

    The Downtown Alliance is sponsoring a contest to identify 19 historic doorways in Lower Manhattan:

    "The first person to correctly identify (either by address or the name of the building) all of the doors featured in the photo essay wins!

    The Prize:
    • $100 Century 21 Department Store Gift Certificate
    • $100 J&R Music World Gift Certificate
    • Dinner for two at legendary Downtown restaurant Delmonico's
    • Two free tickets to Downtown's newest Sports Museum of America

    This contest is open to all interested parties and no registration is required to participate. Just send your answers to contest@downtownny.com, and the first submission that has all the correct answers wins!"

    Here's the photo. If someone can figure out how to paste the small version in the thread, it'd be much appreciated.

    http://www.downtownny.com/news/doorsdowntownFinal.jpg

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    Okay, here they are:

    Door 1



    Door 2



    Door 3



    Door 4



    Door 5



    Door 6



    Door 7



    Door 8



    Door 9



    Door 10


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    Door 11



    Door 12



    Door 13



    Door 14



    Door 15



    Door 16



    Door 17



    Door 18



    Door 19


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    So I'm pretty sure #4 is Trinity Church, #7 is Brouwers at 45 Stone Street, #9 is the Federal Reserve, #14 is Castle Clinton, and #17 is Hermes Store at 15 Broad Street. Haven't a clue about the others. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pianoman11686 View Post
    Ok, so this is not the typical post for this thread, but I figured this was the best place to put it.
    How about its own thread?

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    Fair enough. Makes no difference to me.

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    I think #14 is the Irish Hunger Memorial.....

    and #11 is the Battery Park Subway Station head house, or whatever it's called.

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    Just beautiful !! Thanks for posting these.

    No. 3 is on Governors Island.

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    methinks Number 3 is Castle Clinton in Battery Park.

    But it could just as easily be Castle Williams on Governors Island.

    Both were built around the same time & under the direction of the same fellow: Lieutenant Colonel (later Colonel) Jonathan Williams


    From 1807 to 1812 Williams designed and completed construction of Castle Williams (the East Battery) and
    Castle Clinton (the West Battery) in New York Harbor.

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    ^^^ From looking at THIS picture of the entryway, I'd say Door #3 is Castle Clinton. It has the same "features," from the small arch over the door, the 2 pillars on either side and very similar stone/brick work.

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    Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger.....

    BTW: I'm crazy for door number 9. Must be downtown somewhere. Fabulously fake and very cool. Door 19 is ultra mish-mash stylish... love that one too.

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    I was waiting for this, so I stayed out of it.

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    You felt the Mojo Rising?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabrizio View Post
    Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger.....

    BTW: I'm crazy for door number 9. Must be downtown somewhere. Fabulously fake and very cool. Door 19 is ultra mish-mash stylish... love that one too.
    LOL. Excellent taste in music.

    The consensus at Curbed is that Door 9 is the Federal Reserve Bank.


    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...AU231%26sa%3DN

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