Philip A. Payton Jr., Harlem Real Estate Visionary

Philip A. Payton Jr., February 27, 1876 – August, 1917, was an African American real estate entrepreneur, known as the “Father of Harlem”, due to his work renting properties in the Harlem, New York to African Americans. VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born and raised surgeon, the son of the great jurist…

Marion A. Daniels & Sons Funeral Home Harlem NY 1900 – 1940

The Marion A. Daniels and Sons Funeral Home, with three contiguous townhouses was located at 164 West 136th Street in Harlem, NY. VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born and raised surgeon, the son of the great jurist and civil rights leader, Hubert Delany….” This monthly post is made in partnership with Harlem Cultural…

A Harlem Townhouse, a Sentimental Journey

It may not seem so to outsiders, but New York City is really a collection of small towns with residents and businesses connected in the most surprising ways. Just ask David Daniels. VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born and raised surgeon, the son of the great jurist and civil rights leader, Hubert…

Bert Williams, Harlem

Egbert Austin “Bert” Williams (November 12, 1874 – March 4, 1922) was one of the preeminent entertainers of the Vaudeville era and one of the most popular comedians for all audiences of his time. “(Bert Williams was)…central to the development of a global black modernism centered in Harlem’s Renaissance.” VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a…