Leon, in addition to being an awesome name, is ‘noel’ spelled backwards and Leon Day marks it as six months until the start of Christmas. This holiday is meant to be a reminder to crafters to get started on their homemade Christmas gifts and for anyone who wants a bit of Christmas in June to take a day to celebrate!
So have a Happy Leon Day and remember to those of you that celebrate, Christmas is just around the corner! 🎅🎄
Park Avenue and 57th Street looking south, shortly before Christmas, 1963. The First National City Bank Building (Carson & Lundin-Kahn & Jacobs, 1961) are on foreground, left, with the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (Schultze & Weaver, 1931) and the new 50-story Chemical Bank New York Trust Building (Emery Roth & Sons, 1964) under construction at background. Union Carbide (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1960), ITT (Emery Roth & Sons, 1961) and Manufacturers Hanover Trust (Emery Roth & Sons, 1961) buildings are at right. The Pan Am (Walter Gropius-Emery Roth & Sons, Pietro Belluschi, 1963) and New York General (Warren & Wetmore, 1929) are at center.
Photo: Victor Laredo.
Source: Victor Laredo, Thomas Reilly. “New York City: A Photographic Portrait” (New York, Dover, 1973).