Shaping Our City: Morningside Heights to Harlem

Shaping Our City is a more or less chronological series devoted to the history and development of architecture in New York City.

With Matt Postal

Towards the end of the 19th century, Upper Manhattan grew steadily, transformed by the opening of elevated railways and the IRT subway. Led by architectural historian Matt Postal, this walking tour examines the area between 116th and 125th Streets. See where early Harlem residents lived and worshiped and spent leisure time, viewing well-preserved brick and brownstone row houses, a grand courtyard apartment house, Roxy Rothafel’s first movie palace, the former Harlem Club, and (Lydia Fowler) Wadleigh High School – New York City’s first public high school built specifically for girls.

Saturday, July 13
11:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Member: $20
Non-member: $30

courtyard at Columbia University with grass and trees
Columbia University's College Walk Court Yard. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Ad Meskens. Modifications: photo cropped.