Wednesday, August 25, 2010
☞ REMEMBER: 135th Street and Lenox circa 1941
The top vintage photo shows the southeast corner of Lenox and 135th Street circa 1941. One can make out the corner store called Cushman's along with the prewar buildings that used to line this particular block of Central Harlem. Also, at the far right, the original cast iron subway entrance for the 2,3 line can be found. The lower photo shows the corner today which is basically an open lot with some retail stores fronting the superblock of affordable housing called Lenox Terrace. The side steps to the Lincoln Theater building can be made out to the far left of both images but that building has been altered and is unrecognizable from its original appearance today: LINK. Archival photo courtesy of NYPL.