Scenes from FORGOTTENTOUR #71, Manhattanville–Hamilton Grange

by Kevin Walsh

Saturday, September 7th was yet one more in a string of sunny days for ForgottenTours –throughout 2010 and much of 2011 we couldn’t avoid the raindrops, but the past two years have been spectacular. Meeting at Broadway and 125th Street, we walked from the heart of Manhattanville north along Convent Avenue by City College and Hamilton Grange, the home built by Revolutionary warrior and first Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.

Among the highlights were: the viaducts carrying the IRT Subway and Riverside Drive over a deep valley; a Studebaker auto manufacturer distributorship; one of Manhattan’s oldest movie theaters; the only synagogue in Harlem; St. Mary’s Church on West 126th; a Croton Aqueduct gatehouse; the gorgeous City College campus; and a WABC ad from the golden days of its rock era, 1960-1982.

Photo album — all photos by Robert Mulero and Joe DeMarco

More tours are scheduled!

1 comment

vintagejames October 1, 2013 - 11:40 am

I was under the impression that Studebakers were manufactured there. I have also been told that there was a manufacturer of the railroad car style of diners located somewhere in the area.


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