Boys in knickers, suits, caps and ties shoot marbles on the sidewalk while two young rascals look on from a window in a 1800s wood frame house. 41 Sumpter Street in Williamsburg. Brooklyn, New York. 1915 by wavz13, via Flickr
BROOKLYN ARMY TERMINAL Sunset Park, Brooklyn, 140 58th Street -- It's so damn big! Originally built in 1918, this cavernous complex was the largest military supply base in the United States during World War II, a must for admirers of photogenic industrial beauty. And perhaps the strangest detail of all -- it's designed by Cass Gilbert, who less than a decade earlier gave Manhattan the Woolworth Building.