Tuesday, March 27, 2012

☞ ARCHITECTURE: 46 West 125th Street

A photo from 1955 shows some of the commercial buildings along 125th Street when they were in better condition.  Bold cornices and open bay windows can be seen at the cluster of buildings by No. 46 West 125th Street which is located between Lenox and Fifth Avenue. One can now see in the lower photo that the building still stand today but much of the details have been removed or boarded up.

Archival image by C.T. Brady, Jr., ca. 1955 via the digital collection at the Museum of the City of New York


  1. And did the retail extend onto the upper floors of the stationary and typewriter store? I'm sure the current owner is just collecting the rent from the health food store, paying the taxes, and doing very minimal upkeep. Need somebody with money to buy the building and gut rehab it so it's usable on all 3 floors.

  2. I like the steel folding gates to the storefronts, not as secure as the roll down shutters but it makes the street nicer after dark as the shop window displays would still be visible.

  3. These are both very elegant buildings, especially the building to the right, these could be stunning if renovated. I like the arched top windows.