Being preservationists at heart, we have watched with great interest when the old Trowel & Square building located at 26 East 125th Street in East Harlem was sold in 2015 to a Brooklyn-based investor for just over $7 million. The three-story, brick, iron, and stone building, which was built in 1909, has an extensive and interesting history, from carpet shop to furniture shop – dance hall to finally, a Salvation Army Store. After the Salvation Army lost its lease, the building remained vacant for a few years, until now.
Interior renovations have been going on for months. The space is currently available for commercial rent. Property Details in agorafy.com with a rendering of what we might expect, (below), updated just two weeks ago.
Below are a few interior images.
Scaffolding down, for all to see the new facade on the historic Trowel & Square Building located at 26 East 125th Street. Images taken on October 27, 2017.