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Photos: This Landmarked Row House on Lenox Avenue in Harlem Is Now Rubble


186 Lenox Avenue during demolition.
186 Lenox Avenue right after demolition in early December 2022.

Another landmarked Harlem building is now just a memory.


The four-story row house at 186 Lenox Avenue between 119th and 120th Streets, built in 1886 and designated a landmark in 1971, has been torn down by the city due to a risk of collapse.


The townhouse had been in a state of decay for at least the last decade, with boarded-up windows and a caved-in ceiling, according to Patch, which first reported the teardown last week.


186 Lenox Avenue as it looked in 2012 via Google Maps.

The Department of Buildings ordered repairs last year, but the owner, Cheryl Y. Johnson, never made them.


In November the building was found to be structurally unstable, and the city began demolition in early December.


This Landmarked Row House on Lenox Avenue Is Gone Forever
186 Lenox Avenue, on the left, pictured in 2018.

All that remains of the row house now are pictures, including the one above taken by TCU in May 2018.


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