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33rd Street Between Fifth Avenue and Broadway

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— 34th Street district —

 
 
33rd Street Between Fifth Avenue and Broadway wayside image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, August 16, 2017
1. 33rd Street Between Fifth Avenue and Broadway wayside
Inscription.  
Front:
Hello…
I am nicknamed”Gentleman Jim” Corbett for my style in and out of the boxing ring. In 1892, I won the heavyweight championship, helping to popularize and legitimize the sport, which was legalized in New York State in 1896. After boxing, I made a name as a stage actor and for a time, owned a barroom on Broadway north of 33rd Street.

Back – Top:
In the late 1800s, 33rd Street was lined with bars and illegal casinos. Steps away from Broadway’s famous cabarets, elite Fifth Avenue residents gambled alongside members of the Tammany Society, a corrupt political organization.
Bottom:
“While we fight iniquity, they [Tammany] shield and patronize it; while we try to convert criminals, they manufacture them…”
- C. Parkhurst sermon, given at Madison Park Presbyterian Church, February 14, 1892
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical date for this entry is February 14, 1892.
 
Location. 40° 44.896′ N, 73° 59.176′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, New York, in New York County. It is in Midtown South. Marker
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is on West 33rd Street west of Fifth Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: near 18 West 33rd St, New York NY 10001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Former Aberdeen Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Glory Atop The Empire State Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Empire State Building (about 300 feet away); 7 West 34th Street (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Empire State Building (about 400 feet away); Martinique and McAlpin Hotels (about 600 feet away); Jackie Robinson (about 600 feet away); New York Tribune (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manhattan.
 
Also see . . .
1. James J. Corbett. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on August 21, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Charles Henry Parkhurst. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on August 21, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

3. Tenderloin (musical). A 1960 Broadway musical, roughly based on Rev. Parkhurst and his crusade. (Submitted on August 21, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
33rd Street Between Fifth Avenue and Broadway wayside venue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, July 7, 2020
2. 33rd Street Between Fifth Avenue and Broadway wayside venue
33rd Street Between Fifth Avenue and Broadway wayside, front detail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, August 16, 2017
3. 33rd Street Between Fifth Avenue and Broadway wayside, front detail
33rd Street Between Fifth Avenue and Broadway wayside, back view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, July 7, 2020
4. 33rd Street Between Fifth Avenue and Broadway wayside, back view
33rd Street Between Fifth Avenue and Broadway wayside, back detail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, July 7, 2020
5. 33rd Street Between Fifth Avenue and Broadway wayside, back detail
Panel 1
33rd Street Between Fifth Avenue and Broadway wayside, back detail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, July 7, 2020
6. 33rd Street Between Fifth Avenue and Broadway wayside, back detail
Panel 2
33rd Street Between Fifth Avenue and Broadway wayside, back detail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, July 7, 2020
7. 33rd Street Between Fifth Avenue and Broadway wayside, back detail
Panel 3
33rd Street Between Fifth Avenue and Broadway wayside, back detail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, July 7, 2020
8. 33rd Street Between Fifth Avenue and Broadway wayside, back detail
Panel 4
"Gentleman Jim" Corbett image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Wikipedia, unknown
9. "Gentleman Jim" Corbett
Charles Henry Parkhurst image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, July 7, 2020
10. Charles Henry Parkhurst
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 511 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on August 21, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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