Wednesday, May 26, 2010

☞ REMEMBER: 405-407 Lenox Circa 1938

The little semi-detached house at 405 Lenox Avenue and 130th Street (lower photo, looking south) always had us wondering what was originally at the lot next door. The top photo (looking north), taken somewhere around 1938, shows that there was a mirror image house on the lot which would have been number 407. The remaining building is now a church and the lot next door is just used as parking. Note that in the modern day photo, the building is missing the original wooden porch and oriel windows directly above it. The buildings on this west side of Lenox were always kind of interesting because of their low scale in comparison to the taller apartment complexes that populate this section north of 125th Street. The closest train to this location is the 2,3 at 125th Street. Archival photo courtesy NYPL. Currrent photo by Ulysses


  1. Looks almost as weirdly out of context then as it does now.

  2. Always wondered about this as well! Now wondering why they tore down the other half of the duplex.