Vanished: The Claremont Inn (192?)

This landmark restaurant was located just north of Grant's Tomb. According to Nathan Silver's book Lost New York, "it burned and was demolished by the city in 1951." (p. 59) According to the postcard from which this image is taken, "it was modeled after Lord Cleve's historic Claremont in Surrey, England, which is now owned by King George. " If anyone knows any more about its (local) history, we would love to hear it. Wouldn't it would be nice if this building were rebuilt and the profits dedicated to the maintenance of Riverside Park ? Note the elaborate piers at 125th St. in the upper right of the photograph; this used to be a serious shipping area. Another picture of this building.

Claremont Inn from the air

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