Vintage Photograph From 1913 Shows Fort Tryon Park Way Before the Cloisters Were Built

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Photo: Imgur

Fort Tryon Park is a 66 acre park established in 1935 that sits at the Northern tip of Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood.

In this vintage photograph of the area captured two decades prior, you can see the private C.K. Billings Estate along with its impressive arched pathway structure and massive mansion, sitting where The Met Cloisters sits today.

Here is a Google Street View of the same arched structure, seen from a different angle, as it appears now alongside the Henry Hudson Parkway.

Fort Tryon Park

via /r/nyc

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