Lincoln Houses To Be Built Soon After The War

In July 1945, as WWII was ending, The Crisis reported on a new development for the East Harlem Triangle – Lincoln Houses.

To orient yourself in the (above) view, the detail below shows the Metro North bridge over the Harlem River. The view, therefore, is north-easterly.

You can also note (below) that Lenox Terrace is not yet in place. The blocks where Lenox Terrace will be built are depicted as brownstones and tenements, lining 132nd, 133rd, and 134th Streets, as well as 5th Avenue.

The proposed Lincoln Houses was to be built by NYCHA “soon after the war”. The buildings were described as:

…the latest word in designing and materials and the best group of apartments so far erected. There will be six six-story buildings and eight fourteen-story buildings, giving a total of 1,286 apartments, or 5432 rooms, which will house 5,002 persons. The architects are Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.”

To read the essay in The Crisis, advocating for housing justice and racial justice, see:

A Conversation With Calabar Gallery and Claire Oliver Gallery

A great article in on two great Harlem Galleries, Calabar Gallery and Claire Oliver Gallery:

The locality of Harlem, including speaking to your neighbors and community outreach, is part of Claire Oliver Gallery’s and Calabar Gallery’s identity. While Harlem has many tourists, Oliver expressed that she educates her non-local clients on the rich history of Harlem by taking them out or recommending other key cultural sites to visit, ranging from sites like the legendary Apollo Theater to her favorite up-and-coming restaurants. All the work of the gallery is aimed at further enriching its community.