Recently a business on West 207th Street and Broadway gave their storefront a face lift. When the aging facade was peeled away a decades old sign from a health food store was revealed.
This forgotten layer of Inwood’s history was quickly covered up by brand new sign.
Several more once hidden treasures:
A much older sign was revealed on Isham Street and Broadway when a frozen yogurt shop opened not log ago.
The old pharmacy sign quickly disappeared beneath a colorful new awning.
Preserving the Past:
And while most exposed signage from bygone eras quickly vanishes beneath a new layer of history, Inwood’s Apple Bank decided to keep the old Harlem Savings Bank sign when it was uncovered during a recent renovation.
These are just a few layers of history uncovered in our neighborhood. Let me know if you spot any more once hidden gems.