Mount Morris Bank Building, 1883, Harlem

This is the 1883 Mount Morris Bank Building (it was expanded in 1897). This was the only branch and the headquarters for this bank. Eventually the Corn Exchange Bank, a fore – runner of Chemical Bank, took it over. Continue Reading →

“The Waldorf of Harlem,” The Hotel Theresa, Harlem NY (video)

MNY219441The Hotel Theresa, located at 2082-96 Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Boulevard between West 124th and 125th Streets in Harlem, NY, was, in the mid-20th century, a vibrant center of African American life in the area and the city. Continue Reading →

The Harlem Fire Watchtower, 1856

The Harlem Fire Watchtower

A prominent feature of Marcus Garvey Park and its neighborhood, the Mount Morris Fire Watch Tower, also known as the Mount Morris Fire Watchtower, serves as an important community landmark. Continue Reading →