Tyson’s Market

Tyson’s Market and the Old Willow
In 1883 Tyson’s Market was located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 44th Street. The story of how Mr. Tyson fought the rich and powerful to hold onto his butcher shop/tavern/corner store (found here at the Daytonian in Manhattan) gives you a good sense of how quickly things changed on Fifth Avenue.

Note the tree in the image. It was a landmark of its own, the Old Willow. You can spot it in the image below. Nothing bucolic about Manhattan in 1884.


Source: Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy, The New York Public Library.

“Henry H. Tyson’s Fifth Avenue Market; Ye Olde Willow Cottage restaurant”

The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1880.

Tyson’s Market ca 1880