East Harlem is featured this week in Looking Back, with both structures still standing. The history of the lovely 17 East 128th Street home can be found here. This home was designated a landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Commission of New York in 1982.
Located at 2050 Lexington Avenue, corner of 124th Street, was one of several locations for the non-profit Provident Loan Society of New York, which was created in 1894 in response to the financial panic of 1893. The building currently stands as a 99 cents store.