Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Central Harlem, Lenox Avenue Between 123rd and 122nd Streets

Mary Sargent © 2006 ………………………..........…….. click to enlarge

Now walking south on Lenox Avenue, co-named Malcolm X Boulevard. I'm calling it Lenox because it's an old Harlem street name, whereas 7th and 8th Avenues which were renamed, respectively, Adam Clayton, etc. and Frederick Douglass, were not names peculiar to Harlem.

Lenox Avenue is mostly residential, at least the section we walked between 125th and 116th, a broad avenue with a median divider and some handsome buildings. This block between 123rd and 122nd is featured in New York Architecture Walks, which includes a photograph of the building I'm showing you here, but they show the whole thing. The AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City says "An intact blockfront of early brownstones. Imagine the whole neighborhood (both sides of the street) like this." Built in 1885-1886.

See map.


Bill said...

I like the way the trees parallel the vertical edges of the image.

Anonymous said...

That is a gorgeous picture.

flyinglady said...

This is spooky and surreal. Very interesting.