Manhattanville: Old Heart of West Harlem Eric K. Washington

Manhattanville: Old Heart of West Harlem

Author: Eric K. Washington
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Book Title
Manhattanville: Old Heart of West Harlem
Author
Eric K. Washington
ISBN
9780738509860
Get acquainted with Manhattanville's richly diverse history and lore from events to landmarks and residents.During the 1800s, Manhattanville flourished as the West Side counterpart to its parent village of Harlem. The wide valley around present-day Broadway and 125th Street formed a unique gateway to the Hudson River between Morningside Heights and Washington Heights. Although rural, Manhattanville was the convergence of river, railroad, and stage lines, representing one of 19th-century New York City's most significant residential, manufacturing and transportation hubs. However, this once-prominent upper Manhattan suburb eventually succumbed to the advent of mass transit and to the absorption of its distinctive features by the city in chase.From Henry Hudson's exploration of the area's waterfront in 1609 to Gen. George Washington's conversion of its terrain into a battlefield in 1776, momentous events marked Manhattanville's crossroads long before the village streets were laid out in 1806. Readers discover later landmarks, including New York's first Episcopal church to abolish pew rentals, where patriots, Tories and African American abolitionists convened-today, Harlem's oldest continuing congregation on the same site. The book also introduces notable Manhattanville residents, such as founders Jacob and Hannah Lawrence Schieffelin, clothier Daniel Devlin, and New York City Mayor Daniel F. Tiemann.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Eric K. WashingtonPublisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)Published: 04/02/2002ISBN: 9780738509860Pages: 128Weight: 0.64lbsSize: 9.18h x 6.56w x 0.38d

Get acquainted with Manhattanville's richly diverse history and lore from events to landmarks and residents.


During the 1800s, Manhattanville flourished as the West Side counterpart to its parent village of Harlem. The wide valley around present-day Broadway and 125th Street formed a unique gateway to the Hudson River between Morningside Heights and Washington Heights. Although rural, Manhattanville was the convergence of river, railroad, and stage lines, representing one of 19th-century New York City's most significant residential, manufacturing and transportation hubs. However, this once-prominent upper Manhattan suburb eventually succumbed to the advent of mass transit and to the absorption of its distinctive features by the city in chase.

From Henry Hudson's exploration of the area's waterfront in 1609 to Gen. George Washington's conversion of its terrain into a battlefield in 1776, momentous events marked Manhattanville's crossroads long before the village streets were laid out in 1806. Readers discover later landmarks, including New York's first Episcopal church to abolish pew rentals, where patriots, Tories and African American abolitionists convened-today, Harlem's oldest continuing congregation on the same site. The book also introduces notable Manhattanville residents, such as founders Jacob and Hannah Lawrence Schieffelin, clothier Daniel Devlin, and New York City Mayor Daniel F. Tiemann.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Eric K. Washington
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Published: 04/02/2002
ISBN: 9780738509860
Pages: 128
Weight: 0.64lbs
Size: 9.18h x 6.56w x 0.38d

Get acquainted with Manhattanville's richly diverse history and lore from events to landmarks and residents.


During the 1800s, Manhattanville flourished as the West Side counterpart to its parent village of Harlem. The wide valley around present-day Broadway and 125th Street formed a unique gateway to the Hudson River between Morningside Heights and Washington Heights. Although rural, Manhattanville was the convergence of river, railroad, and stage lines, representing one of 19th-century New York City's most significant residential, manufacturing and transportation hubs. However, this once-prominent upper Manhattan suburb eventually succumbed to the advent of mass transit and to the absorption of its distinctive features by the city in chase.

From Henry Hudson's exploration of the area's waterfront in 1609 to Gen. George Washington's conversion of its terrain into a battlefield in 1776, momentous events marked Manhattanville's crossroads long before the village streets were laid out in 1806. Readers discover later landmarks, including New York's first Episcopal church to abolish pew rentals, where patriots, Tories and African American abolitionists convened-today, Harlem's oldest continuing congregation on the same site. The book also introduces notable Manhattanville residents, such as founders Jacob and Hannah Lawrence Schieffelin, clothier Daniel Devlin, and New York City Mayor Daniel F. Tiemann.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Eric K. Washington
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Published: 04/02/2002
ISBN: 9780738509860
Pages: 128
Weight: 0.64lbs
Size: 9.18h x 6.56w x 0.38d