Inwood Branch Library, Inwood, NYC

IMG_5974The Inwood Branch Library on upper Broadway dates from 1948. The building is unassuming enough that one walks right by it with little notice. The architects, Tachau and Vought, did more of their work in the 1920s and 30s, especially for hospitals and municipalities. One example is the drill shed at the landmarked 369th Regiment Armory in Harlem. This does seem to be one of the firms later works; Vought left the firm in 1946 but it continued on. The interior was renovated in the 2000s but the exterior looks worse for wear and its stripped deco styling doesn’t help it much.

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