A photograph of the Central Park natural Spring entrance by photographed by James Reuel Smith
at West 109th Street at Eighth Avenue in central Harlem
, NY, on March 18, 1901.Continue reading
Turn of the century Harlem photograph by James Reuel Smith, a small Harlem boy sitting a top a well on the northeast corner of Broadway and West 124th Street, Harlem, New York
, April 9, 1898.
is a rich and historical place in whiskey
lore dating back to the Wecksquaesgeek Indians
to settlers in the Dutch in the 1600's to prohibition from the 1920's to 1930's during the Harlem renaissance.Continue reading
Unidentified boy is photographed by James Reuel Smith
seated on a boulder above a spring at St. Nicholas Avenue and West 139th Street
, Harlem, New York, May 5, 1899.
A great dramatic photograph of the 115th Street Well, at the east wall of 27 West 115th Street, on the north side between Fifth Avenue and Lenox Avenue,
Harlem, NY, December 27, 1897.Continue reading
In his book Springs and Wells of Manhattan and the Bronx
(New-York Historical Society, 1938; written in 1916), James Ruel Smith documented several springs in the area near Broadway and 125th Street which were still flowing at the time-- between 1890 and 1915.