Friday, September 30, 2011

☞ REMEMBER: 129th and Madison circa 1932

A photo taken in 1932 shows the northeast corner of Madison and 129th Street which has a very noticeable local landmark holding court.  The All Saints Roman Catholic Church at 47 East 129th Street is an unexpected grand Venetian Gothic structure found nestled in a relatively low level section of East Harlem.  This Catholic church was founded originally by Irish immigrants back in 1893 and is today called the "St. Patrick's of Harlem."  Comparing the two photos, one can see that the ornaments on the towers have been dismantled at one point in time. More details and interior photos an be found on this site: LINK. Top photo courtesy NYPL

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