Thursday, September 24, 2009

☞ REMEMBER: 467-469 West 125th Street

Walking on 125th Street, heading towards Amsterdam Avenue, one will run into a couple of cottage like buildings that look out of context to the surrounding brick and cast iron buildings The top photo was taken of number 467 and 469 West 125th Street in the 1930's and the lower photo shows the building today. Interestingly enough, the cornice of the roof of both buildings were bowing eighty years ago and has neither been fixed or collapsed. The charming wood shutters are long gone and vinyl siding has been added on to the original brick facade. Comparing the two photos, one looks more like an old saloon from the mid 1800's while the more recent renovation has the feeling of a cottage in the earlier part of that century. Closest subway is the 1 or the A,B,C,D on 125 Street. Lower photo by Ulysses

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