Croton Reservoir, 1855

"New York from Latting Observatory" by William Wellstood, 1855. This spectacular view of lower Manhattan in 1855 shows the Croton Reservoir and Crystal Palace on what is now the site of the New York Public Library and Bryant Park. Across the street from the reservoir was Croton Cottage, a tavern that served ice cream and … Continue reading Croton Reservoir, 1855

Boating on the Old Croton Reservoir by William Rickarby Miller

William Rickarby Miller (1818–1893) Boating on the Old Croton Reservoir, NY watercolor on paper 15 x 21 inches (sight size) signed and dated 1851, lower right