Saturday, May 18, 2013

Mysterious on West 68th

I took a shot of a mysterious house on West 68th a few days ago, remembering an article that I had read, which you can find here. It seems the original owner had the house moved ten blocks and two avenues uptown during the late 19th century, where it faced Central Park across a lawn. It cost him 50 grand, a fortune at the time. Eventually, however, the lawn that faced the Park was sold, and a Christian Science church built. Imagine having your own lawn bordering the Central Park. It must have been something. The house is now part of the Upper West Side Historic District. Find more about the building here

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