Trivia Minute April 8, 2015

Episode 39: Times Square

by Marcus Michelson

On April 8, 1904, New York’s Longacre Square at the intercection of Seventh Avenue and Broadway was renamed Times Square.

Here are three things you might not know about Times Square:

1. It was the center of New York’s horse and carriage industry.
It got its former name after London’s Long Acre which was a similar district in the British capital.

2. The New York Times slowly moved away from Times Square after nine years.
The newspaper built an annex on West 43rd Street in 1913, and after several expansions moved the entire operation there in 1960.

3. Times Square was selected as the eastern terminus for the Lincoln Highway, the first coast-to-coast highway in the United States.

Our question: Where was the western terminus of the Lincoln Highway?

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