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Diary Of A Little Girl In Old New York (1849-1850)
I am ten years old today, and I am going to begin a diary. My sister says it is a good plan, and when I am old, and in a remembering mood, I can take out my diary and read about what I did when I was a little girl.
Personal Recollections Of Washington Irving
It is the privilege of Henry Brevoort to have his memory recalled in these later generations on the ground of the friendship for him of Washington Irving.
Mount Roosevelt - A Memorial
The movement to provide the memorial had its inception at a meeting of the Society of Black Hills Pioneers last January, when a suggestion of Captain Seth Bullock to change the name of Sheep Mountain to that of Mount Theodore Roosevelt was adopted.
Washington Irving And The Empress Eugenie
Washington Irving died in 1859. The incident to which we have referred: occurred in the 30's. The Empress is now in her 92nd year. She has survived every contemporary—a striking example of the last leaf on the tree.
Notable Restorations
Wall Street North and South Sides, from Broadway to William Street, as It Appeared Before the Great Fire of 1835.
Wall Street Ninety Years Ago
THE views of Wall Street in the Manual for 1919, showing both sides from Broadway to William Street, are the result of an attempt to give a general idea of the appearance of the street as it existed about 1830.
Post Office And Court House Of City Hall Park
In the first issue of this publication, attention was called to the neglect of the City Fathers to print the Minutes of the Common Council from 1784 to 1831—a most interesting period—and to the great importance of getting this valuable manuscript in printed form.
A Hundred Years Ago
The following glimpse of life as it was in New York about a hundred years ago was written by Mrs. Catherine C. Havens, who lived to the good old age of 96.
Edwin Booth Memorial
In founding The Players, Edwin Booth erected a monument more enduring than bronze; and now we have set up this enduring bronze to bear witness that Hamlet's command has been obeyed and that The Players are well bestowed.
Dr. J.G. Holland And Roswell Smith
Two men who, with knowledge and sympathy and money, did much to further the growth of literature and art in New York in the seventies, were Josiah Gilbert Holland and Roswell Smith, founders, with the senior Charles Scribner, of the joint stock company known in its early years as Scribner & Co.
Some Famous American Naval Prints
His submarine was never tried ; but his iron-clad Fulton the First was safely launched in the Harbor of New York right opposite the present Battery, and proved practical. A double page picture of this interesting event forms one of the three old prints in the Manual to which I have referred.
The Velocipede
In 1869 the craze was for velocipedes—the fore runner of the bicycle. All over town there were academies and rinks for teaching and practicing the art of riding.
Slave Burials In New York
Within a stone's throw of this burial place is another where lie the masters of these poor blacks. It was a custom, more forcible than law—though laws there were, too—that the servant could not be consigned to consecrated ground.
Some Recollections Of Old Brooklyn
THE Brooklyn of which I write is a different city from the one we know today, entirely different.
Ambrose Channel
When the weary transatlantic traveler hears the lynx-eyed lookout cry, Ambrose Light abeam, sir! he begins to realize that he is near his journey's end.
Old Target Companies And Firemen
If Charles Dickens didn't write this, or revise it for some other writer, it is very much in his style—but in either case it is a very good description of the sights in New York in former days.
Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt was an Old New Yorker in the best sense of the word. His family for generations were New Yorkers, and they were not citizens only but citizens who, in each generation, took an active and important part in the affairs of the city and of the state.
Gramercy Park 1831-1919
GRAMERCY Park can hardly boast antiquity as one of its charms, but it is interesting to know that its name dates back to the days of Dutch occupation, when the little crooked knife brook which meandered from Madison Square to the East River near 18th Street acquired the designation of Crommessie, which has been modernized into Gramercy.
Gramercy Seat
Gramercy Park has had two other Mayors and many distinguished residents since Duane's time, but he may well be remembered as being in a literal sense its first citizen.
Samuel B. Ruggles, Founder Of Gramercy Park
Next in descent of ownership must be ranked Samuel B. Ruggles, who in 1831 purchased Gramercy Seat, or a large part of it, from the heirs of James Duane.
Peter Cooper's Home
The first to appreciate the advantages which the Park offered as a place of residence was Peter Cooper, who purchased the lots at the corner of Lexington Avenue and 22nd Street, and completed the building of No. 9 Lexington Avenue in 1848, and here he lived until his death in 1883.
Where The Atlantic Cable Project Was Born
The leading spirit in this undertaking was Cyrus W. Field and in the library of his house which stood where No. 1 Lexington Avenue now stands was born the project of connecting Europe and America by telegraph, a project which at the time was generally regarded as utterly impracticable.
Cyrus W. Field's Residence
Gramercy Park celebrated the completion of the Atlantic Cable by a grand illumination and, as the chief promoter of the undertaking and as the man whose energy and persistence contributed most largely to its success, Cyrus W. Field attained world-wide distinction.
The Great Citizen, Mayor Abram S. Hewitt
Our third Mayor, Abram S. Hewitt, when he married Miss Cooper in 1855, came to live at No. 9 Lexington Avenue and made it his home for nearly fifty years.
Samuel J. Tilden
To his familiars Mr. Tilden was a dear old bachelor who lived in a fine old mansion in Gramercy Park.
John Bigelow
Mr. Bigelow was one of Tilden's executors and was the last survivor of the group of men who made the Park famous during the last century.
Calvary Church
The first church to be built near the Park was Calvary Church, at the northeast corner of Fourth Avenue and 21st Street which was erected in 1846, from the designs of James Renwick; and the rectory was built at the same time.
The Friends Meeting House
The land for the Friends Meeting House, with a front-age of 106 feet on the Park was purchased in 1855 for $24,000 and the edifice, which was completed in 1857, has a long record of social as well as religious usefulness to its credit.
Dr. Bellows And All Souls Church
The Unitarian Church of All Souls was built in 1855, and architecturally is of exceptional interest as it was modeled by Wray Mould, an English architect, after the Basilica of San Giovanni erected in the Fourteenth Century at Monza, in Northern Italy.
Gramercy Park And The Draft Riots, 1863
While Dr. Bellows and the Sanitary Commission were supplying the needs of our troops at the front the quiet of the Park was shattered by something very like the din of war, for during the Draft Riots of July, 1863.
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