Tuesday, February 23, 2010

☞ REMEMBER: 123-125 West 124th Street



There are a couple of low lying modern buildings on West 124th Street between Lenox and ACP/7th Avenue that made us wonder what was there originally. We found a couple of photos of 123-125 West 124th Street circa 1932 and found a low level brick house on the lot that the Harlem United building sits on today. A little further west, a row of brownstones can also be seen in the vintage photos on the spot were a single level row of storefront are located today (lower photo). These smaller buildings probably burned down or were demolished from neglect somewhere in the post depression years and the new buildings came along to fill in the empty lots. The closest subway to this location is the 2,3 at 125th Street. Click on photos to enlarge. Archival photos courtesy NYPL. Current photo by Ulysses

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