Monday, November 19, 2012

☞ REMEMBER: Edner Rodner Apartments c. 1915

A photo from 1915 shows the Edner Rodner Apartments in full form over by Morningside Avenue and 123rd Street. The north end of the building at the left of the photo is pretty much intact today along with the brownstones visible on the side block.  At the far right on the 122nd Street side, that half of the building is now a burnt out shell that has not been renovated in severals years.  One can also get a glimpse of the small church that used to be in the area facing Morningside Park but has since been replaced by a new condo building.

Archival photo courtesy the digital collection at the Museum of the City of New York


  1. amazing to see. thanks.
    hope that one day this building will be restored to some degree and hopefully not just torn down.

  2. These old photos are important in that they show how handsome these derelict buildings once where. For what is basically a plain box like shape, it is adorned with much decoration with its contrasting masonry work and massively well proportioned cornice that is now sadly missing. Despite being abandoned, the quality construction has survived far better than modern construction ever could, I hope it can be restored. Thanks for the post.

  3. When I saw that building had a fire I was devastated. The full block cornice was the most majestic I had ever seen. Now it will never look the same. There should be a law to preserve these cornices!