Celebrating High Bridge

High Bridge is one of the greatest feats of early American engineering and New York City’s oldest standing bridge. A key part of what we now call the Old Croton Aqueduct, the bridge once carried water across the Harlem River into Manhattan. Although it was built to support large water pipes, it was open to … Continue reading Celebrating High Bridge

Hidden in the Trees

This magnificent Hudson River School painting, Hook Mountain, Near Nyack, on the Hudson by Sanford Robinson Gifford, shows the view looking west from the southern shores of Croton Point. Hidden in the trees in the foreground is the rooftop and cupola of Richard T. Underhill’s Italianate villa, which he built in 1846 and christened “Interwasser”. … Continue reading Hidden in the Trees

Croton Point, circa 1869

This hand-colored engraving, after a painting by William Hart, is from the portfolio Gallery of Landscape Painters—American Scenery published in New York by G.P. Putnam & Sons in 1872. The view is looking southwest from what we know today as Finney Farm Road. Croton Point is jutting out into the river and the Palisades can be … Continue reading Croton Point, circa 1869

Croton Water Celebration, 1842

Croton Water Celebration 1842. Lithograph, 9 3/4 x 13 inches. New York: J.F. Atwill, 1842 . This copy is being auctioned at Swann Auction Galleries.

New Croton Dam Cigarette Card

Card #33 in the Engineering Wonders series of cigarette cards, publishing in the United Kingdom by Will's Cigarettes.