Monday, October 14, 2013
☞ REMEMBER: Pabst's Harlem on 125th c.1905
Beyond landmarking some of the important neighborhood blocks uptown, Harlem has had a very slow reaction to historic, individual landmarks. The Cotton Club, The Savoy, Lenox Lounge, The Renaissance Ballroom, The Lafayette, or Minton's (to name just a few) should have all been protected but for some reason the local community boards have let the business owners dismantle these buildings. As far as Pabst's majestic beer hall goes, this would be a great adaptive reuse building but most developers go for the less expensive route and tear down such unique historic spaces to build something decidedly inferior.
More on Pabst's in our past post: LINK