Wednesday, July 2, 2014
ARCHITECTURE: RARE HARLEM BELGIAN STONE
Over in East Harlem, the side streets just east of Pleasant Avenue actually have a full half block of the old Belgian Stone but not in the most ideal situation. There are a couple of old rundown townhouses in the area but unfortunately the fantasy is ruined by the dead end walls of the new mall at that section of town.
Finally, at the top of Sugar Hill by the Morris-Jumel Mansion one will find probably the most intact block of townhouses and belgian stones north of 96th Street. This is probably one of the only completely restored blocks in Greater Harlem that has historical houses intact on both sides and is complete with the old traditional stone streets out front. Jumel Terrace which is also part of the historic block in front of the mansion also is complete but not really a main street. Did we miss any other locations?