Sunday, May 30, 2010

☞ REMEMBER: The Old 125th Street Post Office

The low-level drugstore just west of FDB/8th Avenue on 125th Street was originally designed for public duty. The top photo shows this corner of Harlem's main street, and one can see three panels of engravings (covered up by signs today) that stated the building's purpose circa 1938. From left to right, the engravings read: New York, Station J, Post Office. The building has held up pretty well over the years, although the left-most section of the front roofing has seen better days. A new, mid-century post office was later built further west, past St. Nicholas Avenue, but this one is a nice reminder of 125th Street's architectural past. Archival photo courtesy of NYPL. Current photo by Ulysses


  1. My father worked here and I remember my mother walking us past there as children and him looking out the window and waving during his break time. Good Ole Station J

  2. In the 1970s, it was a Bohack's supermarket, I believe.