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. Continue Reading →


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A True Harlem Story, Catharine McGown And The Lost McGown’s Pass Tavern 1759-1917

On Wecksquaesgeek Indians’ land, nearly a century before the idea of a Central Park was sparked, Catharine McGown purchased the old stone tavern and ten acres of land in Harlem in the mid-1700s.

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