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September 21, 2010 |  2:31 am


image Feb. 5, 1896: The Times published a line drawing of its  counter, which in true Victorian fashion, was made from an array of historic artifacts: Wood from Union and Confederate ships, a piece of the famous Aliso tree that was cut down in the 1890s, wood from California missions, a piece of an olive tree in the Garden of Gethsemane,  a bit of the bed in which Abraham Lincoln died, and a "piece of wood taken from the mast of the U.S.S. Hartford to which Admiral Farragut was lashed." 

Because the building and its contents were destroyed in the bombing, there are very few photographs of the exterior of Times Building No. 2 and no photos showing the interior. This is the only artwork I have found so far that shows the interior. This would have been on the first floor. Presumably the doorway to center-right was the corner entrance at First Street and Broadway, with the arched window to the left.