Friday, January 20, 2012

☞ REMEMBER: River Views at the Claremont

Another photo of the Claremont Inn taken in 1938 shows the Hudson River view from the outdoor patio that used to be a main attraction during the warmer season. This section would have been on the west side of the local landmark that was on at 124th Street at Riverside Drive and one can see the George Washington Bridge in the distance. A fire burned down everything by the 1950s and the above image is only one of the few photos ever taken of the actual grounds of the estate.

Gottscho-Scheisner Inc., Claremont Inn, Riverside Drive and 124th Street, August  14, 1938 via the digital collection at the Museum of the City of New York

1 comment:

  1. That looks SO wonderful, especially with a snow storm forecast for tonight.

    I’d like one of the tables with an umbrella, please, and could you bring me a gin and tonic?