Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I'll Always Love You Just The Same

This was the scene in front on the Charlie Parker Residence on Avenue B three weeks back...

...and now it looks as if the exterior work is nearly complete.

And as the house looked before...

Per the Charlie Parker Residence Web site: "Built in l849, this Gothic Revival-style rowhouse was home to the alto saxophonist Charlie Parker (Bird) from l950-l954. With Chan Richardson and their three children, Parker occupied the ground floor apartment at the height of his career... The Charlie Parker Residence was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in l994 by the U.S. Department of the Interior. In l999 the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the Charlie Parker Residence a New York City Landmark, finding the house at l5l Avenue B has special character, historical and aesthetic interest and value as part of the development, and heritage and cultural characteristics of New York City, New York State, and the nation."

[Bottom photo via WallyG at Flickr]

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