Parsons School of Design alumnus with a BFA in fashion, who has worked in the menswear industry for several years. Past lives have been in the East Village and Lower East Side of Manhattan; more recently transplanted to Harlem. Currently living in a 1907 "French flat," an Edwardian era middle-class apartment.
After the old painted sign was revealed at FDB/8th Avenue and 125th Street this past week, we wanted to find an old photo that shows some lower level corner structures on the main street and only found one from an old post that shows the view west from 7th Avenue. This image is a record of a small estate that still remained on its plot at the far right and the building at the far left would later be replaced by the Hotel Theresa. The painted signage seen in this photo is on the long gone Harlem Opera House. We could not come up with images of what the corner of 8th Avenue looked like in the late 19th century but this probably provides an idea of what 125th Street in transition probably looked like at most intersections. There is another photo of this corner from our past post that shows the new building that would replace the mansion within the next decade: LINK