Thursday, October 3, 2013
☞ REMEMBER: The Dark Tower circa 1915
Eventually Harlem would face some difficult times after the boom of the 20s and the government would eventually own the famous estate which would then be demolished by 1941 to make way for a new building. The lower photo shows the Countee Cullen Library which was built on the spot of the historic house and one can see that the adjacent brownstone still stands today. In the perfect world, the library and the original Walker building could have been combined for the ultimate historical resource on Harlem but that would require more creative thinking by city planners.
Archival image courtesy The Museum of the City of New York