Wednesday, March 21, 2012
☞ ARCHITECTURE: The Harry Houdini House
Upon becoming successful in both fame and love, Harry Houdini moved into a Harlem brownstone that he would live in until his death in 1926. The house was just completed in 1904 in a predominantly German and Jewish portion of the newly developed neighborhood of Harlem. Houdini bought the property for $25,000 and moved in with his wife Bess. Not only was it his home space, but also his office and work studio. The house still stands today, not too far off from Morningside Park (click on map to enlarge). The Harry Houdini House is located at 278 West 113th Street, between ACP/7th Avenue and FDB/8th Avenue. Take the B,C train to 110th.