Friday, January 29, 2010

☞ WALK: J.D. Salinger's Childhood Home

On the southwest corner of Broadway and 153rd Street sits a castle like apartment complex that has the distinction of being the home of writer Jerome David Salinger for the first nine years of his life. Overlooking historic Trinity Cemetery, this prewar building at 3681 Broadway would have been considered one of the new luxury elevator complexes of its time. The terracotta battlements at the top and all the cast iron details have still held up through the years at Halidon Court and it's probable that the interior is pretty intact. There is no indication of the famous writer's connection to the building on the facade but maybe that will change soon now that he has passed away. The nearest subway to this location is the 1 train at 157th Street. See our past post on J.D. Salinger: LINK. All photos by Ulysses

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this info. I had no idea Salinger grew up in Harlem. It just adds to the literary richness of the area.