Monday, January 12, 2015
REMEMBER: THE LEGENDARY IMPERIAL LODGE OF ELKS
Soon after, we walked by the aforementioned address just east of 7th Avenue and took the above photo which shows that the building still stands but now houses a religious institution. It would probably be feasible that the ballroom was actually intact nowadays since this would work for church seating but it is unclear if the interior still has the original details shown in the movie. Ballrooms have quickly disappeared in Harlem over the last few decades but at least this legendary location is still intact as a reminder of the great, diverse culture that has always been uptown.