Monday, June 30, 2014

REMEMBER: A HOUSE IN MANHATTANVILLE CIRCA 1932


Manhattanville used to be mainly a village of wood frame houses in the 1800s but by the 20th century many of them would be replaced by larger structures.  A photo from 1932 shows 456-458 West 126th Street by Amsterdam Avenue which was a home located right in the industrial part of West Harlem.  Tenement buildings would soon take over the majority of the neighborhood and then housing projects would replace many of those by the 1960s. There was an empty lot where this house once stood but the entire side of 126th Street adjacent to the former Taystee factory site will eventually be a new commercial construction in the next year or so: LINK

Archival image courtesy the Museum of the City of New York

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