This page describes Malcolm X Boulevard as it appeared in 2001. The tour was developed as part of the Malcolm X Boulevard Streetscape Enhancement Project. These pages are no longer being updated.
7. Masjid Malcolm Shabazz
Mosque (previously Mohammed Temple of
Islam) 102 West 116th Street, southwest corner of the Boulevard
the Lenox Casino, this building was reborn as a mosque following
the assassination of Malcolm X and became the center of Muslim
life in Harlem. The 1965 renovation by Sabbath Brown introduced
the traditional features of middle-eastern architecture such
as arches and the aluminum dome, once topped by a golden crescent.