Lord “Kitty” Viscount Courtenay, England’s Most Handsome Boy At The Claremont Inn In Harlem

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 Continue Reading →

The Havemeyer Coach At The Claremont In Harlem 1895

A great image catching an intimate moment at the Havemeyer Coach just arriving at the Claremont Inn at Riverside Drive (between 121st and 123rd Streets, a block north of Grant’s Tomb) in West Harlem, Continue Reading →

The Claremont Inn, West Harlem, 1804

The Claremont Inn, around 1804 an incredibly beautiful structure stood along the Hudson River, just north of where Grant’s Tomb now stands from right after the Revolution until 1951. Become Continue Reading →

The Joseph-Napoléon Bonaparte Years At The Claremont Inn In Harlem 1815–1836

Joseph-Napoléon Bonaparte, born Giuseppe Buonaparte, Italian, 7th January 1768 – 28th July 1844, was a French diplomat and nobleman who lived in Harlem. Become an Harlem World Insider – Sign-Up Continue Reading →

Exploring The New Look And Meaning Of Luxury At NY’s Decoration & Design Building’s

Harlem has always been a home to luxury from Lord Viscount Courtenay in the 1800’s, to fashion designer Cristobal Balenciaga in the 1940’s and others. We were excited to hear about Continue Reading →

Harry’s Of London Joins The British Invasion

Harlem inspired British style early in Harlem’s history with Lord Viscount Courtenay, Francis James Jackson, and others who stayed at the Claremont Inn on 123rd Street and Riverside in Harlem at the Continue Reading →