The Blockhouse In Harlem, NY, 1812

The Blockhouse is a small fort in the northern part of Central Park, in New York City, New York, and is the oldest structure standing in the park. Become an Continue Reading →

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 →

Joseph Alston, Governor Of South Carolina And Claremont Inn Owner Harlem 1779−1816

Joseph Alston, November 10, 1779−September 10, 1816, was the 44th Governor of South Carolina from 1812 to 1814, and owner of the Claremont Inn in Harlem, NY. Become an Harlem Continue Reading →

McGowan’s Pass At 110th Street, Home Of The Black Horse Tavern, McGown’s Pass Tavern, Frederick Law Olmsted And More

McGowan’s Pass (sometimes spelled “McGown’s”) is a topographical feature of Central Park in New York City, just west of Fifth Avenue and north of 102nd Street in Harlem, NY. Become Continue Reading →

The Beautiful Pool And Loch In The North Woods And North Meadow Of Harlem Creek 1860’s –

North Woods and North Meadow are two interconnected features in the northern section of Central Park, around the Harlem Meer aka Harlem Creek, close to the Upper West Side in Continue Reading →