Wednesday, April 29, 2009

☞ ARCHITECTURE: Mount Morris Park West

House numbers 11 to 14 on Mount Morris Park West and 121st Street are landmarked buildings that once were the grandest private residences in the area. Facing what is now known as Marcus Garvey Park (originally Mount Morris Park), the 18th century inspired, French-style buildings were built in 1889 by architect James E. Ware. Originally designed for the wealthy elite, the homes had servant quarters but were later divided into smaller apartments during the Great Depression. As luck would have it, one of the buildings is now a bed and breakfast, so you can enjoy living inside yourself! See the previous post on the Mount Morris House for more information: LINK. Take the 2,3 trains to 125th street to get to Mount Morris Park West.

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