The Royal Arms Apartments Harlem New York 1900

royal arms in harlemPhoto postcard from turn of the century Harlem, New York, of the Royal Arms apartment building looking southwest at 600 West 138th Street, at the southwest corner of Broadway, 1910.

A number of horse drawn carriages stand on Broadway in front of awning covered store fronts and we think a blank undeveloped lot stand to the right of the photograph. This rare photograph of the six story red brick building was built by architects Thain and Thain documents Harlem’s  economic boom starting in 1860’s and the before the Harlem’s renaissance in the 1930’s.

The words below can be read on the reverse of the card (source).

…nearest subway station Audubon 1810 #52.

(via source).

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