146th St: Jazz Age Architecture (Edgecombe to Convent Aves)

18 - Gingerbread House

18 – Gingerbread House

Gallery 3 features architecture, in particular the spectacular turn of the 19th century mansions and townhouses of Sugar Hill, which became the residence of famous and wealthy African Americans during the Harlem Renaissance.

Past alumni include W. E. B. Du Bois, Adam Clayton Powerl Jr., Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, and other greats. Today, the area is no longer as wealthy nor well-heeled as it used to be, though by the looks of the many white, yuppie couples jogging and promenading in the vicinity, it looks to be on the edge of gentrification.

Here, the Museum of Murals becomes un musée des murs (a museum of walls), and the facades of the various buildings themselves become the centrepiece of the gallery, drawing the viewer’s attention and appraisal.

19 – Mini-castle with turrets.

19 – Mini-castle with turrets.

20 – Beaux-Arts.

20 – Beaux-Arts.

21 – White couple promenading down Edgecombe Ave.

21 – White couple promenading down Edgecombe Ave.

22 – Row of Brownstones.

22 – Row of Brownstones.

23 – Celtic flourishes.

23 – Celtic flourishes.

24 – Gabled townhouses.

24 – Gabled townhouses.

25 – Tenement apartments.

25 – Tenement apartments.

26 - Stoop

26 – Stoop

C - Jazz Age Architecture

C – Jazz Age Architecture

About Kennie Ting

I am a wandering cityophile and pattern-finder who is pathologically incapable of staying in one place for any long period of time. When I do, I see the place from different perspectives, obsessive-compulsively.
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