Wednesday, October 26, 2011

☞ REMEMBER: 61-63 West 124th circa 1932

A rather large wood frame house with grand porches used to be on the block just east of Lenox Avenue as a photo from 1932 shows.  The resident consisted of two separate houses but built together as one unit. An interesting feature here is the widow's walk at the top of the house which might have been of use when the surrounding area was more pastoral.  It's unclear how long the structure lasted through the mid century but one can see that a rather basic taller building has been on the parcel were the said house stood.  Photo via NYPL


  1. The newer building is absolutely stunning.

  2. I will have to check it out...I am not familiar with it...

  3. i think the newer building is some kind of retirement home or similar.