I won't argue with you. Architectural rendering can be thoroughly boring. However, there was something about Guérin's work that set it apart from the rest. These top four are the color plates from the August 1902 issue of The Century Magazine and the lead article, The New New York by Randall Bradshaw. The black and white illustrations were total mud so there was no point in trying to upload them. This color, however, was as good as it got for that period of time and has lent itself to my enhancing it.
The New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Street.
These last two renderings of New York were to illustrate a poem by a John Finley, of whom I could not find any pertinent link, entitled The Lost City, from the August 1904 edition of Scribner's Monthly Magazine.
I'll quote a few lines from the poem: BUT yesterday there stood a city here, Impregnable; built on th' eternal rock. Which the unhistoried years had laid for it; Reared of the substance of th' eternal hills With earth's own iron sinews strengthening: A city that had gathered to itself Some shards of all the cities that have ever been . . . . And the rest of the tribute is over the top.