Day 337

1130 Grand Concourse

December 1st, 2012

Opened in 1926, this "grand old pile" was built by the Bronx Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, which I believe was the Bronx branch of the world's first child protective agency. You can still see a remnant of that era on the entablature above the upper set of columns; it looks like it once read "Children's Shelter". The building currently serves as the BronxWorks Community Center, and features an indoor pool that was recently brought back to life.

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