The brownstones at 2010-2014 Fifth Avenue still retain a hefty portion of their original detailing. Not so their neighbor at 2018 Fifth Avenue (Also known as 2 West 125th Street) which has been given a PoMo facelift suitable for a downscale Long Island strip mall.
Another well-preserved row of brownstones, 2001-2013 Fifth Avenue preserve nearly all of their exterior details and handsome stoops (with the exception of 2013, which has been converted to partial commercial use.)
An extraordinarily well-preserved row of early brownstones dating from the 1860s, 2004-2008 Fifth Avenue were designed by Christian Brand as part of the initial development of Harlem from an independent village into an urban district and predate much of the later rowhouse architecture for which the district is famous. Despite this, they are, amazingly, not… Continue reading
41 West 124th Street, now the Church of Antioch, is a battered but still commanding survivor from the Mount Morris Park District’s brownstone days. A growth of ivy adds a picturesque note to its appearance – but the coat of white paint was a mistake.
32-34 Mount Morris Park West are a well-preserved trio of houses similar to those at 26-30. They were designed by Charles Baxter in 1881. 34 MMPW is of note for its still partially-extant observatory, which was installed in the early 20th century by the Dwight Family, who also built 31 MMPW next door. Not visible… Continue reading