Wednesday, January 25, 2012

☞ REMEMBER: The Westminster circa 1910

An old photo from 1910 shows the building that used to stand over at St. Nicholas Avenue and West 145th Street. The other three prewar structures are intact at this intersection of Sugar Hill but this fourth corner has a more modern construction on it nowadays.  Some of the areas prewar complexes were neglected in the most recent decades and thus had to have been replaced at one point in time or another along the 145th Street corridor.

Thaddeus Wilkerson, The Westminster, New York, ca. 1910 via the digital collection at the Museum of the  City of New York


  1. what a wonderful looking building. I wonder if it had a courtyard.

  2. I live at that corner in the Hillview (NE corner). It looks like it is NE corner -- can anybody chime in?

  3. It's a shame such a beautiful structure had to be demolished. But the same practice exsits today. The prewar structions were built with careful artistic details, some were named by the designer of the building. Thankfully photos were taken of these beauties. The new structures going up today are mostly all glass and no detail. I wonder what future generations will think of these glass monsters, since I'm sure the prewar structures will also be standing.