Royal Harlem resident Lord Viscount Courtenay (aka William “Kitty” Courtenay), 9th Earl of Devon, c. 1768 – 26 May 1835.
In 2013, Speaker News’ wrote that Nike Sportswear goes way back to utilize a unique textile from one of the first UK wool industry brands.
By Bretton Love Stepping into the Gilded Age, a Journey through the Extravagance and Elegance of the Claremont Inn & Restaurant in Harlem.
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, New York on May 25, 1895.
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.
Joseph-Napoléon Bonaparte, born Giuseppe Buonaparte, Italian, 7th January 1768 – 28th July 1844, was a French diplomat and nobleman who lived in Harlem.
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 the Luxury: Redefined & Redesign discussion that took place downtown.
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 turn of the last century.
Harlem already has a deep royal history, from Napoleon Bonaparte’s cousin Joseph Bonaparte to Prince William; and then, to Lord Viscount Courtenay, who lived at the Claremont Inn to Harlem’s wedding of the century of Nat King Cole and Maria Cole at Abyssinian Baptist Church. And of course, beloved Princess Di visiting the AIDS unit…
From the Hotel “the Waldorf of Harlem” Theresa to the infamous Claremont Inn, home of Lord Viscount Courtenay in the 1800’s, Harlem has a long history of enjoying luxury.
A great image the moment a Havemeyer Coach carriages riding north from the multi-story Claremont Restaurant and Inn at Riverside Drive (at 123rd Street, a block north of Grant’s Tomb) in Harlem, NY on May 25, 1895.
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.
With Harlem’s deep connection to France, from Joseph Bonaparte, Napoleon’s brother, Lord Viscount Courtenay, Marquis de Lafayette, and Charles Maurice de Talleyrand living at the Claremont Inn in West Harlem in the early 1800’s.
You don’t have to throw your phone in the ocean and hop on a plane in order to get some Provençal peace and quiet. Who knew?
A spectacular night-time photograph looking south of the Claremont Hotel, located just a block north of Grant’s Tomb, was a legendary, Riverside venue (between 121st and 123rd Streets) for the well-to-do in its day in West Harlem, New York.