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 Forests,” from 1807-1813. Continue Reading →

Harlem Luxury At The Claremont Inn, NY 1804-1950’s (Photographs)

ClaremontInnRoege94811The 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. Continue Reading →

Landforms: A History of Central Park’s Fort Landscape Exhibit

dana-center-lCalling all history buffs! Did you know that the large rock outcrops along the shore of Central Park’s Harlem Meer at 110th Street served as military fortifications in the American Revolution and the War of 1812?
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Local Northern Forts Tour At The Harlem Meer

ft lookoutHistory buffs will love this exploration of the Fort Landscape in the northern part of Central Park. Visit the site of a string of military fortifications built atop the steep bluffs of the Harlem Meer. Continue Reading →

Harlem Meer, Central Park, NY (Photos)

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The photographs at the Harlem Meer in Central Park were taken by Sharon Cuff on Saturday, July 18th, 2015. Continue Reading →

Harlem Meer, Central Park, 1859 -1860s

centralparkpromenadenyplThis is a rare photogravure Victorian/Edwardian era print of laborers taking 843 rocky, swampy acres and reshaping it into a man-made oasis of nature in Central Park’s Harlem Meer in stages in 1859 through the 1860s. Continue Reading →