Claude McKay Residence (also known as the Harlem YMCA) at 180 West 135th Street, Harlem, New York City. Built in 1932, African American author Claude McKay lived here from 1941 through 1946. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976. The Harlem YMCA is a significant landmark of black culture in NYC. Many notable black Americans have stayed at the facility including Malcolm X (then Malcolm Little ). Inside the building is a mural by Aaron Douglas titled "Evolution of Negro Dance."

Claude McKay Residence (also known as the Harlem YMCA) at 180 West 135th Street, Harlem, New York City. Built in 1932, African American author Claude McKay lived here from 1941 through 1946. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976. The Harlem YMCA is a significant landmark of black culture in NYC. Many notable black Americans have stayed at the facility including Malcolm X (then Malcolm Little ). Inside the building is a mural by Aaron Douglas titled "Evolution of Negro Dance."

The historic Corn Exchange Bank Building on Harlem's 125th Street has completed renovation. Take a tour through past and present of this landmark building NYC.

The historic Corn Exchange Bank Building on Harlem's 125th Street has completed renovation. Take a tour through past and present of this landmark building NYC.

#HistoricLandmark - Casa Amadeo, antigua Casa Hernandez, a 6-story Neo-Renaissance style historic apartment building containing a noted #RecordShop located in the Longwood section of #TheBronx built in 1905. It was listed on National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 2001. #OperaHouseHotel @Wikipedia

#HistoricLandmark - Casa Amadeo, antigua Casa Hernandez, a 6-story Neo-Renaissance style historic apartment building containing a noted #RecordShop located in the Longwood section of #TheBronx built in 1905. It was listed on National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 2001. #OperaHouseHotel @Wikipedia

New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission’s designation report calls Thom and Wilson ‘the most prolific architectural firm represented in the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District.’ Their work is described as ‘highly inventive in design and generally executed in the neo-Grec and Renaissance Revival styles incorporating elements from a number of historic sources.’ Their most well-known commission is the landmark Harlem Courthouse on East 121st Street.    This building is…

New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission’s designation report calls Thom and Wilson ‘the most prolific architectural firm represented in the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District.’ Their work is described as ‘highly inventive in design and generally executed in the neo-Grec and Renaissance Revival styles incorporating elements from a number of historic sources.’ Their most well-known commission is the landmark Harlem Courthouse on East 121st Street. This building is…

An 1893 photo of the former Mount Morris Bank Building, later known as the Corn Exchange Bank Building, at 81 East 125th Street in Harlem.

A Building Rises From a Harlem Landmark’s Rubble

An 1893 photo of the former Mount Morris Bank Building, later known as the Corn Exchange Bank Building, at 81 East 125th Street in Harlem.

New York City ~ Manhattan | Corn Exchange Building, Harlem, 1895. By the time this magnificent building was landmarked in 1993, it was in an advanced stage of disrepair. After a fire destroyed the top two floors in 1997, the remaining upper floors eventually had to be demolished. The building was completely renovated and rebuilt in 2014 and completed in 2015. An admirable effort but not the same as the original.

New York City ~ Manhattan | Corn Exchange Building, Harlem, 1895. By the time this magnificent building was landmarked in 1993, it was in an advanced stage of disrepair. After a fire destroyed the top two floors in 1997, the remaining upper floors eventually had to be demolished. The building was completely renovated and rebuilt in 2014 and completed in 2015. An admirable effort but not the same as the original.

The Renaissance Theater will go, but the casino’s exterior will be saved.

A Harlem Landmark in All but Name

During the Harlem Renaissance, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture became a center of African-American culture. The building, located at 103 West 135th Street, was built by the architect Charles Follen McKim in 1905. It  became a designated New York City landmark in 1981 and nominated to the State National Register in 1978.

During the Harlem Renaissance, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture became a center of African-American culture. The building, located at 103 West 135th Street, was built by the architect Charles Follen McKim in 1905. It became a designated New York City landmark in 1981 and nominated to the State National Register in 1978.

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