19 April 1909: 1. 2427 Broadway: Herman B. Kopperl (1868-1915) owner of the Hotel Royal at 219 Tremont; 2. and 3. [See Rosenberg Monument for a 1916 view and explanation of the southeast corner of Broadway and 25th, including details of the monument iconography]; 4. 2508 Broadway (Avenue J): The house here depicted in Yellow was the home of Charles Fowler (1858-1931) [See Broadway at 25th for a view from the other side of Broadway]; 5. 2422 Broadway (Avenue J): "Open Gates" Magnolia Willis Sealy (1854-1933) widow of George Sealy (1835-1901) and her children. The house was built in 1891 by railroad tycoon, George Sealy (1835-1901) who ran the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe RR before he sold it to the Atcheson, Topeka & Santa Fe RR at great profit.
24 March 2019: Oak trees on the boulevard strip have been replaced by sturdy palms, and the Open Gates mansion, now a media center for the University of Texas Medical Branch, is almost completely obscured by the foliage, only the chimneys protrude above the trees.