Historical Fiction by Sara Donati

South Union Square

Union Square, South

The evolution of the southern half of Union Square can be traced through early photographs. Many of the spots mentioned here are relevant to the novel.
A. Union Square Theater

B. Morton House Hotel   and the C.  Domestic Sewing Building

Morton House / Domestic Sewing

D. Washington Monument and behind it the E. Monument House

Washington on Horseback

Note that in 1860 there was no park at Union Square. The cross street on the right is 14th Street.

Washington Monument ca 1850

At the corner of 13th Street and University Place is the complex of shop, greenhouses and stalls that make up the Mezzanotte florist operation. The  residence beside it can’t be seen in this photo.

Mezzanotte Brothers
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