Vandervoort & Tucker And The Harlem Beach Baths, 1880’s

washburn-in-1882In the early 1880’s the Harlem Beach Baths property on the west side along the Harlem piers was owned by Charles M. Vandervoort and William G. Tucker, including several small frame buildings, a two-story frame factory that made paints, oils and cement. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Swimming And Floating Baths

harlem diving bathing beauty 1900During the 19th century, many Harlem, New York children escaped the heat by swimming in the Hudson or East rivers—they’d either jump off the piers or use enclosed swimming areas called “floating baths.” Continue Reading →