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A QUESTION FOR OUR SITE HISTORIANS
« on: March 03, 2019, 12:50:16 AM »
Some interesting Manhattan history and a question for our site historians.  Do any of you have any information about the fire that destroyed the Claremont Inn (see item two, below)?

Thank you.

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A QUESTION FOR OUR SITE HISTORIANS
« on: March 03, 2019, 12:50:16 AM »

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Re: A QUESTION FOR OUR SITE HISTORIANS
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2019, 12:13:44 PM »
By different accounts, the Claremont Inn, with a history beginning in 1804, was owned by the city and was vacant for several years before being destroyed by fire in 1951 prior to demolition. 

     https://www.westsiderag.com/2012/02/07/the-claremont-inn-a-lost-treasure-on-the-banks-of-the-hudson


     http://harlembespoke.blogspot.com/2009/03/remember-claremont-inn.html
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Re: A QUESTION FOR OUR SITE HISTORIANS
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2019, 12:16:18 PM »



     "Around 6 a.m. on March 14, 1951 fire broke out in the "rotting" inn, as described by journalist Robert Alden of The Times.  Exactly one week later, on March 21, a second fire erupted.  There were several theories concerning the causes, but the Columbia Daily Spectator was frank when it reported "many believed [the fire] to have originated at the hands of Parks Commissioner Robert Moses."


     http://daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-lost-claremont-inn-riverside-dr-and.html

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Re: A QUESTION FOR OUR SITE HISTORIANS
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2019, 10:15:04 PM »
Thanks, mack.