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This shot was taken in front of our apartment building on Findlay Avenue, with 167th Street behind the subject, my mother. My guess is that the year was 1939, and that my brother was in that carriage. The building in the background was the Daughters of Jacob Home and Hospital for the Aged, with its Star-of-David-topped dome partially visible. The baroque, teardrop-style streetlamp was the style used in the Bronx until the late fifties, when they were replaced by contemporary aluminum monstrosities.

--Larry B.


Taken in 1977, this is 167th Street looking west towards Jordan L. Mott (JHS 22) on College Avenue at the top of the hill. The building at the left, with its mock tudor architecture, was part of a large apartment complex with an entrance on College Avenue, and a large, enclosed courtyard in the center. We always used the back entrance to the courtyard on 167th Street to get to the playground that adjoined Mott. It was unvaryingly referred to as "the shortcut", and the source of many myths regarding the terrible fate that would befall any child who was caught using it by the building's super.

--Larry B.


Another view of the same intersection, 167th Street and Findlay Avenue, looking south from the hill that rose beside the Daughters of Jacob Home, which was behind the walls on the left. I lived in the dark brown building on the right (behind the auto parts store) throughout the fifties. This picture was taken in 1977, by which time the neighborhood had deteriorated severely. Many of the tenements were burned-out shells, and in some areas the streets were ankle deep in garbage.

--Larry B.


This was P.S. 53, on 168th Street between Findlay and Teller Avenues. It was a fairly rundown place when I attended Kindergarten there in the fifties, and by this time (1977) it looked more like a prison.

--Larry B.


Here's a closer look at the main building of the Daughters of Jacob Home on 167th Street. For me, that green, domed rotunda was the anchor point for my neighborhood, and there's something very haunting about its image that persists to this day. I never had the opportunity to go inside of the building and yet I had several dreams as an adult that took place inside of that structure.

--Larry B.


Here's the famous 'fish' building on the Grand Concourse, with its beautiful tiled facade.

--Ira ('Ears')


The building on the left is 1325 Grand Concourse, between Clark Place to the south and Marcy Place to the north. This was the home of someone very near and dear to me for her first eighteen years. Adjacent to the building is Christ the King Church. This picture was taken in 1977.

--Larry B.


This is a Maypole dance just outside of P.S. 67 on Southern Boulevard. This picture was taken in 1950.

--Rusty R., Terryville, NY


This was taken at the corner of Elsmere Place and Southern Boulevard in 1946.

--Rusty R., Terryville, NY


Westchester Avenue, under the el, approximately 1944.

--Rusty R., Terryville, NY





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