Tuesday, May 3, 2016


There are really only two examples of wood frame homes (that are still in residential use) in uptown neighborhoods that have fully been restored but they are some of the most unique to be found in the city.  Developers often try to change these historic homes into something else such as the stucco creation at 200 Edgecombe but addresses such as Sylvan Terrace or 17 East 128th Street show that having a little faith in the original architecture really pays off in the long run.  Quite a handful of old wood frame houses still exist in various parts of Harlem but none are official landmarks and so might not last much longer in the coming years. There is a lot of bland new construction arriving in the neighborhood these days but the actual charm that is left in Harlem all comes from the past so hopefully more investors will see that in the future.

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