Day 680

The circus house of Harlem

November 9th, 2013

Built for James A. Bailey (of Barnum and Bailey) in 1886-88, this "turreted medieval-style house of limestone" boasts still-intact interiors (photos and video) designed by Joseph Burr Tiffany, a cousin of Louis Comfort Tiffany. The current owners, who bought the place in 2009 for a mere $1.4 million, have done some serious restoration work. The scaffolding you see above, in place for at least two and a half years, was finally taken down shortly after I passed by.

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