Not long ago we checked in on 156 Canal Street, which had been stripped of its former architectural glory, and today we look back on 175 2nd Avenue, the address of former Governor of New York William Sulzer. This was his home at the corner of 2nd Avenue and East 11st Street, and according to the Library of Congress the photograph was taken sometime between 1910 and 1915. He served as a U.S. Representative from New York from 1895 to December 31, 1912, resigning when elected Governor of New York, an office he held for less than a year before being impeached.
In 1912 the NY Times (click through for original article) called the house "a famous landmark," having already been home to Lewis Morris Rutherfurd, the scientist and astronomer (he took photos of the moon from his observatory in the yard!). They delve into the history of the place, and note that (even at that time) it was "one of the oldest of the few remaining grand residences of earlier times in the city." So what happened to this place?