Tuesday, June 23, 2009

☞ WALK: The Exposed 19th Century Sign

The old warehouse on 128th Street between St. Nicholas Avenue and Frederick Douglass Boulevard/8th Avenue was demolished in the past year or so, and the small two story building once attached to it has revealed a hidden image from the past. A painted sign on the exposed brick, now seen on the side of the building, advertises livestock feed. Seeing that this part of town was basically farmland until the 1880's, it's possible that this sign has been covered for over 100 years. To take a look at it before a building goes up on the spot, take the A,B,C,D train to 125th Street and walk up St. Nicholas Avenue.

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