Monday, March 26, 2012

☞ REMEMBER: The Hearn Cliff circa 1910

A photo from 1910 shows the Hearn Cliff apartments up at 154th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue but one of the more interesting points about the image might just be the older houses surrounding it.  One can see that there are quite a few substantial wood frame structures to either side of the building that sits on the northern edge of Sugar Hill.  The lower photo shows that today the Hearn Cliff still stands but all of the original Victorian era houses in the area have since been demolished and have now been replaced by more minimalist, modern structures.

Thaddeus Wilkerson, The Hearn Cliff, New York, Ny, ca 1910 via the digital collection at the Museum of the City of New York


  1. I always wondered what was on that corner before the DEP plant. Directly across the street are three interesting town houses with front lawns.

  2. Exactly ! I live right around the corner. I often wonder about what was here before these "newer" buildings. Also, anyone know what is being built on the corner of 155th ? It was a vacant parking lot.