The Claremont Inn, West Harlem, 1804

1375867_730882950272664_2119390113_nThe Claremont Inn, it was an incredibly beautiful structure that stood along the Hudson River, just north of where Grant’s Tomb now stands from right after the Revolution until 1951 and that it catered to the glitterati of the city and country including President McKinley, Lillian Russell, Cole Porter, Admiral Dewey, President Taft, lots of Vanderbilts and Astors and more in west Harlem It all began with Michael Hogan, who made his fortune in shipping and was once the British Consul in Havana. Continue Reading →