Photo via Mott Haven Historic Districts Association
Located in the southwestern portion of The Bronx, the primarily residential neighborhood of Mott Haven is undisputedly one of the borough’s most popular areas. While it’s currently undergoing a period of revival and facing gentrification pressures, the neighborhood boasts a rich and colorful history. Named after iron works owner, Jordan Mott, who purchased the land in 1846, Mott Haven has been home to various industries throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, spanning everything from metal works to pianos. Most of these businesses no longer operate, but relics of the neighborhood’s past still very much remain.
To celebrate Mott Haven’s architectural and historical legacy, we’ve rounded up 10 of the most beautiful (and noteworthy) buildings you can find in the neighborhood with help from Samuel Brooks, the President of the Mott Haven Historic Districts Association that seeks to rise awareness about the area.
For the full article from Untapped Cities, click here.