Aerial Photograph of Hamilton Heights' Sugar Hill Circa 1915

Aerial view of City College and Amsterdam Avenue.
Aerial view of City College and Amsterdam Avenue.
Photo: MCNY

From Harlem Bespoke:

This is a rare aerial vista of Sugar Hill in Hamilton Heights with a view looking north starting at the former Lewisohn Stadium which was a grand space for public gathering and concerts. Sugar Hill is pretty much intact because of landmark laws in many areas but the impressive structure that locals used go to and see performances from the likes of Ella or Frank Sinatra was not part of that destination.

Unfortunately, the beautiful large colosseum in the lower part of the image was demolished back in the 1970s.

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