||JILL GILL has preserved long-gone New York blocks and
buildings in watercolor and ink since the 1960s. Her
more than one hundred paintings feature the former Best's
and Bonwit Teller's, the old IBM & ATT buildings, the
Third Avenue tenements that preceded the Lipstick Building,
and the 53rd Street brownstones and mansions adjacent to
MoMA prior to Museum Tower.
Also depicted is the iconic landmark, the Art Deco 57th Street
Automat, and emotional landmarks such as Chambord and
Mama Leone restaurants, the Women's Exchange, and the Thalia,
New Yorker, Little Carnegie and Trans-Lux 85th Street cinemas.
Also celebrated is the Broadway stretch of the Theater District
when the buildings were low and billboards, not neon, reigned.
JILL GILL's LOST NEW YORK paintings are organized by neighborhood (above).
After selecting an area, click to enlarge each image and scroll down for details
of each painting.