When looking in an early 20th century street car, bus, and subway index to New York City streets, this popped up:
indicating that there was a market at Third Avenue and 129th Streets – where the large sports fields are and where the traffic from the 3rd Avenue Bridge gets routed to East 129th Street or 2nd Avenue.
Unfortunately, I have not been able to find any images or information on this market. If you have any information about this market, please put it in the comments section.
And while it’s hard to see in the photo above, there are horse-drawn wagons on the right, and pedestrians on the left, all waiting for the perpendicular center span to repivot back to allow passage for terrestrial forms of transportation (clearly a boat of some sort must have prompted this swing bridge to swing open.
Below are the pedestrians waiting (note the safety railing separating them from a plunge into the Harlem river):
And below, a close-up of the horse-drawn wagons:
Note, the building popping up above the bridge’s arch, on the Bronx side of the Harlem River. This building, now known as the Bronx’s Clock Tower (and currently a residential and commercial building), was at the time of this 1890 stereoscope, the Estey Piano Company’s building in Port Morris.
The Estey Organ Company was an organ manufacturer based in Brattleboro, Vermont, founded in 1852 by Jacob Estey. At its peak, the company was one of the world’s largest organ manufacturers, employed about 700 people, and sold its high-quality items as far away as Africa, Great Britain, Australia, and New Zealand.
Estey built around 500,000 to 520,000 pump organs between 1846 and 1955. Estey also produced pianos, made in The Bronx in what was known as the Estey Piano Company Factory – now the Clock Tower Building.
Harlem Arts Stroll
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