As the year comes to a close, here's a last look at some notable uptown buildings that were demolished—or completely overhauled—in 2020.
From a 19th-century neo-Gothic church to a long-shuttered vaudeville-theater-turned-cineplex, these historic buildings are now only a memory.
Harlem Baptist Temple Church
18 W 116th St between Fifth Ave and Malcolm X Blvd
An 11-story apartment building is replacing this now-demolished house of worship, first built as a synagogue in 1906.
The Studio Museum of Harlem
144 W 125th St between Malcolm X and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvds
A new building by architect David Adjaye will replace the Studio Museum's recently-demolished home on 125th Street, once the New York Bank for Savings.
Metropolitan Community United Methodist Church
1975 Madison Ave and E 126th St
Built in 1871, this recently razed neo-Gothic church was first home to the St. James Methodist Episcopal Church of Harlem, then the Metropolitan Community United Methodist Church.
The Harlem School of the Arts
645 St. Nicholas Ave between W 141st and W 145th Sts
This pioneering art school's 40-year-old building got a complete overhaul this year thanks to funding from the Herb Alpert Foundation.
The Coliseum theater
4260-4261 Broadway and 181st St
On what would have been its 100th anniversary, this old vaudeville-theater-cum-cineplex has been demolished, possibly to be replaced by a four-story retail building.
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