Tuesday, January 15, 2013

☞ REMEMBER: 152nd and Broadway c. 1910

A photo from 1910 shows the West Harlem block just north of 152nd Street and Broadway.  The lower photo reveals that those Hamilton Height townhouses are pretty much intact and a storefront has been added to the corner building.  Note also that these homes also had balustrades designed for the roof but only the cornices remain today.

Archival image courtesy the Museum of the City of New York


  1. The architecture is marvelously repeated on the south side of Broadway and into the block. It looks like a gateway to 152nd st. Amy idea who the architects were?

  2. It is one of the few before and after photos that is relatively unchanged...Lets hope it continues for another 100 years !

    I live not too far from there on Edgecombe, I walk by these apartments all the time. I am curious about the group of small houses facing the graveyard. They are completely different from the architecture of the area.