Audubon Park Historic District

Links to other related sites (listed alphabetically)
Adventures of an Audubon Descendent (Susan Crofoot Davis)
Through her maternal line, Susan Crofoot Davis is the gr-gr-gr-gr granddaughter of John James and Lucy Bakewell Audubon. She is the gr-gr-gr granddaughter of John Woodhouse Audubon, the Audubon's second son. John Woodhouse Audubon's first wife was Maria Rebecca Bachman, daughter of the Rev. John and Harriet Bachman of Charleston, SC, who are also her gr-gr-gr-gr grandparents.  This photographic site records her journey to the former site of Minnies Land in northern Manhattan.

Andrew Cusack
A rather quirky, certainly interesting online newspaper/blog hosted by Andrew Cusack ("More or less, the musings of a 23-year-old New Yorker, a recent graduate of the University of St Andrews in Scotland, currently resident in his native County of Westchester.").  An entry for October 31, 2005 has some fine photographs of the Church of the Intercession, as well as a brief, informative essay.

Bob's Walk
Visit this pictoral study of  "Every block of every street in Manhattan" for some contemporary views of buildings in Audubon Park.  This link will take you to the index.  Check Riverside Drive, 157th Street, 158th Street, etc.

Boricua College (American Geographical Society Building: Audubon Terrace)
Boricua College occupies the building that previously housed the American Geographical Society.  Although the building is not officially open to the public, the first floor is primarily devoted to administration.  Enter from the Audubon Terrace plaza and admire the foyer and stairwell.

Church of the Intercession
This site includes historical pictures of the Church of the Intercession, a copy of the certificate of incorporation (which includes Victor Gifford Audubon's signature), and a history of the church up to 1980 by Janet Vetter.

Gotham Center for New York City History
 Founded in 2000 by historian Mike Wallace, the Gotham Center for New York City History is part of the City University of New York's Graduate Center. The Gotham Center’s mission is to examine and explore the city's rich history, and to make it more accessible to citizens and scholars, teachers and students, locals and out-of-towners. 

The Hispanic Society of America
Archer Milton Huntington influenced and advanced the field of Hispanic studies in the United States more than any other individual during the first half of this century.  His best known and most lasting contribution is The Hispanic Society of America, the "Spanish Museum" which he founded in 1904.
Welcome to We're glad you're here. Unfortunately, you've missed the Audubons. The family's been gone now for 140 years, and they're not expected back. But you are invited to explore our virtual estate, named for the estate where members of the Audubon Family lived for twenty years. 

The Morris-Jumel Mansion and Sylvan Row 
Manhattan's oldest house began its history as Colonial Roger Morris's "Gentleman's Farm" in Colonial New York, became a Revolutionary War headquarters to Washington, and finally a "Chateau in the Heights" to Madame Eliza Jumel in the 19th century.

Northern Manhattan ( Nell Dillon-Ermers)
This is an excellent guide to Northern Manhattan created by Nell Dillon-Ermers.  Scores of images!

Old New York
Enjoy old photos? In this site you can explore New York City in the Nineteenth Century with Dr. Linda Shookster. During the day, she practices rheumatology, but her night job is exploring nineteenth century New York City.  

Riviera (790 Riverside Drive) Homepage
Parts of this site, which is primarily an in-house website for residents of 790 Riverside Drive, are public.  It includes pictures of the Riviera, as well as neighborhood news and links to other sites.

Walk Down 155th Street
A photographic walk down 155th Street from east to west, including images of Trinity Cemetery, Church of the Intercession, Audubon Terrace, 780 Riverside Drive, and 765 Riverside Drive.

Washington Heights and Inwood Online
Among the most beautiful areas of New York City, these two neighborhoods (WaHI for short) are rich in history, culture, and wonderfully diverse people. This Web site aims to be the most comprehensive source of information on WaHI and is dedicated to providing residents with a space where they can share information. Its mission is to encourage communication, empower our citizens, and build community.
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