Day 504

614 Courtlandt Avenue

May 17th, 2013

Now home to the Bronx Documentary Center, this recently restored building, with its "heroic roofline", is a survivor of the mid-19th-century days when Courtlandt Avenue was known as "Dutch Broadway" for the large number of German (Deutsch) immigrants who lived in the vicinity, many of whom had fled the "noisy and dark, cramped and airless tenements" of Little Germany on Manhattan's Lower East Side.

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