Tag: Shiloh Church

  • Mosaics


    When you think of mosaics and ecclesiastical architecture, Harlem does not come to mind. However, the Shiloh Baptist Church at 131st and Adam Clayton Powell has a remarkable, 3 story high external mosaic on its facade. Note the hair styles of the people looking up to the central cross. And those turned away in shame:…

  • Harlem, Cuba or Harlem, Montana

    Harlem, Cuba or Harlem, Montana

    While looking on Ebay recently I came across a token from Halrem, Montana which led me to wonder how many other places are named Harlem, or Haarlem, for that matter. The Dutch histories that link South Africa and Suriname are logical sites for Haarlem placenames. (Interestingly, under force in the 17th Century, the Dutch surrendered…