A historic home in downtown Harlem will be demolished to make way for a new library.
City officials decided at Monday’s monthly meeting to raze the Wilson-Hoyle House at 145 N. Louisville St.
Plans are to use the property to construct a new, larger city library.
“This is not an either or situation with the library and the house,” said Janet Luckey Short, president of the Harlem Arts Council, which has been fundraising and campaigning to save the nearly 150-year-old house. “I believe in compromise. ... There is room to keep the house.”