Construction At 149th Street Sugar Hill, NY 1915

construction-at-149th-street-sugar-hill-manhattan-new-york-ny-1915-20Construction at 149th Street in the (“Take the A train…”) area of the Sugar Hill (or Hamilton Heights) area on March 20, Harlem, New York in 1918

This photograph documents the transition at the turn of the century when developers moved from building single family structures into multiple dwellings. Nearly all of the thirty two buildings built in this area between 1903 and 1930.

These buildings were built with brick and stone facades, reflecting a range of mostly neo-classical styles, especially Renaissance and Colonial Revival (Source).

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