Sunday, March 07, 2010

Washington Heights, 193rd Street at Audubon Avenue

Mary Sargent © 2010 ……………………….. click to enlarge

Here again is the impressive George Washington High School seen from 193rd Street, just quietly tucked away in a corner of Washington Heights.

If you checked out the link I gave you two nights ago, you know that Fort George Amusement Park was constructed on this site in 1895.  Fires destroyed it in 1911 and 1913, after which, "The park became dominated by dance halls, sleazy taverns, and tawdry entertainments."  In 1920 the High School was constructed and it was goodby to the tawdry entertainments.  Darn.

1 comment:

Henry said...

I bet there were tawdry entertainments sub rosa for many years. Unless it's different from my high school.