Tuesday, December 27, 2011

☞ REMEMBER: The Tricterian circa 1915

A photo from 1915 shows one of the new restaurants opening in Central Harlem just after the turn of the century.  The Tricterian had white tablecloth, bentwood seats, painted murals, lincrusta dado detail and exposed beams which all apparently made a very fancy setting for the new Harlem middle class that were establishing themselves around 145th Street.  This restaurant disappeared long ago and there has yet to be a replacement of this nature in the more northern reaches of Harlem today.

Byron Company, New York, NY, Restaurants, Tricterian, 145th Street, ca 1915 via the digital collection at the Museum of the City of New York

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