Harlem resident Lord Viscount Courtenay (aka William “Kitty” Courtenay), 9th Earl of Devon, c. 1768 – 26 May 1835, lived in his Harlem residence at the Claremont Inn And Restaurant at “…the Manhattan Forests,” from 1807-1813. Continue Reading →
The outdoor photographs of the historic Claremont Inn on Riverside Drive at 121st Street in West Harlem, New York, 1804 until the early 1950’s, are well documented with images of the exterior decks and dinning areas. Continue Reading →
Calling all history buffs! Did you know that the large rock outcrops along the shore of Central Park’s Harlem Meer at 110th Street served as military fortifications in the American Revolution and the War of 1812?
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This is a rare photogravure Victorian/Edwardian era print of laborers taking 843 rocky, swampy acres and reshaping it into a man-made oasis of nature in Central Park’s Harlem Meer in stages in 1859 through the 1860s. Continue Reading →