The King William’s Hotel In Central, Harlem, New York 1901-1924

the king wailliam at lenox and st nicholas avenueIt’s the first year of the 20th century, with the Harlem Horse & Wagon Transit intersection looking north at the King William’s Hotel, at Lenox Avenue and St. Nicholas Avenues at 112th Street in Harlem, NY, 1901-1924.

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A great moment is frozen in time. What makes this image remarkable is the two-story wooden structure that speaks to an earlier architectural period in Harlem from the 1900s. Also, the brownstone like apartment buildings in the background gives a hint of what’s to come in the coming 20th century.

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In this pulled back view of the image (above) there is construction all around the hotel, on both streets in front and behind the hotel. Like the Hotel, the Harlem Horse & Wagon Transit hub went the way of the demolition ball.


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