A couple of special photos that I was very excited to see and upload were from the “Ghost Town” of old Spuyten Duyvil. The east side of Spuyten Duyvil Hill was once home to many buildings that have long since been torn down. Below is a clipping from a 1901 map showing the buildings and streets such as Pierce Street, Spuyten Duyvil Road, Kingsbridge Road and Ewen Ave, which no longer exist (compare to the modern view below).
Those photos can be found in the folder “Spuyten Duyvil: Old Village of Spuyten Duyvil” along with a newspaper article that explains that one of the photos depicts Peter Tarantino’s barber shop. I quickly Googled Peter Tarantino and found him listed as a member of the local Iron Workers Union (no doubt employed in the Johnson Foundry). I also found a reference to his business card, which reads, “Peter Tarantino, dealer in gents furnishing goods, notions, cigars and tobacco, Spuyten Duyvil, New York City.”
One photo that I was not able to label or date is the one below. I would appreciate if any of our photo sleuths could help me out here with a possible location. I thought there might be a clue in the stone wall on the right. Enjoy the photos!