Virtual Harlem

Fall 2017

This project began in 1996 when Bryan Carter was teaching an introductory course about African American Literature. He has resurrected the Apollo Theater, the Cotton Club, the Savoy Ballroom, the Abyssinian Baptist Church, and the Harlem Branch of the New York Public Library, all preserved and open to visitors in a way that hasn’t been possible for a century.

Principal Investigator: 

Harlem Streets, an aerial view

Harlem Streets, building exteriors

Harlem Public Library, note the authentic light fixtures

Harlem Public Library, fireplace seating area

The Cotton Club, best place to hear music

Harlem Speakeasy, the local bar scene

Bar Details, authentic currency and labels