Monday, November 28, 2011

☞ REMEMBER: 149th and St. Nicholas circa 1910

A photo of St. Nicholas Avenue at the corner of 149th Street from 1910 shows the residential nature of the brownstone apartment complexes lining the avenue at this part of West Harlem. The lower photo shows the buildings that are pretty much intact today but do not have functional window awnings that were popular a century ago.  A corner store facing 149th Street also lost its decorative woodwork long ago and has recently been replaced by the ubiquitous stamped steel gourmet deli.

Thaddeus Wilkerson, N.W. Cor. St. Nicholas Ave and 149th St. ca. 1910 via the digital collection at the Museum of the City of New York

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