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Claremont Riding Academy

New York City Designated Landmark

 
 
Claremont Riding Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 6, 2019
1. Claremont Riding Academy Marker
Inscription.  The stable’s easy access to Central Park’s bridle trails resulted in its conversion to a riding academy in 1927. It remains one of the rare survivors from the 750 commercial stables that flourished in New York City at the turn of the century.
New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
1992
 
Erected 1992 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
 
Location. 40° 47.369′ N, 73° 58.381′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 89th Street near Amsterdam Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 175 W 89th St, New York NY 10024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Claremont Riding Academy (here, next to this marker); Ballet Hispanico of New York (within shouting distance of this marker); Richard Rodgers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Where Poe wrote The Raven (approx. ¼ mile away); Elizabeth Cady Stanton (approx. 0.3 miles away);
The former Claremont Riding Academy image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 7, 2019
2. The former Claremont Riding Academy
The NYLPF marker is to the left of the door.
Barnett Newman (approx. 0.3 miles away); Where Poe Wrote “The Raven” (approx. 0.3 miles away); George Herman "Babe" Ruth (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding Claremont Riding Academy. The Claremont Riding Academy was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 and designated a New York City Landmark in 1990. Sadly, the stables closed in 2007; the building was purchased by the Stephen Gaynor School, a private school for children with learning difficulties.
 
Also see . . .
1. Claremont Riding Academy at Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 22, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. "Paul Novograd, Who Owned Manhattan’s Last Public Livery, Dies at 73" - NY Times obit. (Submitted on October 22, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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