Tuesday, February 11, 2014

☞ ARCHITECTURE: Cast Iron On 128th Street

Most of the intricate entrances to the prewar tenements in the neighborhood have been destroyed or dismantled in past decades but one such portico on 128th Street in Central Harlem has kept its charm after all these years.  While passing through the block located just east of ACP, one can see the entranceway that looks quiet similar to the grand wood porches on Astor Row but upon closer inspection will discover that this particular example is made of metal.  Most of the wood porches in Harlem have decayed or have been replaced so it makes sense that this sturdy variation has lasted a century or so. 

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