Thursday, July 24, 2014


We were admiring the large bay-front brownstones up on West 154th Street by St. Nicholas Avenue over the weekend and noticed a distinct motif for the first time.  Griffins seem to have been a major mythical inspiration up on Sugar Hill since this is the third location we have noticed that has these Greek flying beasts carved into the stone.  Lions or even dragons are more popular in other parts of Harlem but Griffins seem to have been the rage on the hill back at the turn of the last century. This pair by far is the most fearsome of the bunch but the other ones that we have run into have also been quite spectacular in a different way:  LINK

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