History Waits For No One.

1928, Construction on 207th Street train yardBuried beneath layers of time and development lies another Inwood…an Inwood inhabited by Indians, Dutchmen, Hessians, captains of industry and hardscrabble Irish immigrants. Welcome to MyInwood.net.  A site dedicated to Inwood’s historic secrets and treasures. Pull up a chair and read for a spell.  I hope you enjoy this magical history tour.

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Marble arch, New York Press, October 22, 1905.

In 1905 a news writer envisioned the final days of a notable uptown landmark: The Seaman-Drake Arch.
1909 invitation to Suffrage meeting to gather at Seaman Drake arch, image from Library of Congress.

In the summer of 1909 some of the greatest minds of the women’s rights movement gathered at the old Seaman Mansion on the northern tip of Manhattan.

History

Bruce's Garden

Bruce's Garden, which borders on Isham Park, has profound meaning to anyone who has ever lived in Inwood. The garden is a testament to Port...

Architecture

ps 52 Inwood, 1905

In 1858, the year Inwood’s first school was constructed , the area wasn’t yet known by its current name. Locals, of whom there were few, all referred to the region on Manhattan’s northernmost tip as “Tubby Hook.”

Dining & Drinking

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Join us on May 3rd at 7:30 at the Indian Road Cafe for a never before seen look into Inwood's historic Hurst home.

Destinations

Dyckman Farmhouse

Built by William Dyckman in approximately 1784, this farmhouse was once the center of a thriving farm more than 250 acres in size. Dyckman...

Art

1908 marked the fiftieth anniversary of Inwood's Public School 52. An historic poem celebrated the occasion.

Inwood People

Original caption: 6/2/1917-"Somewhere in New York City," just a few blocks from the upper boundary, to be exact, the Inwood Community Garden Association is cultivating a stretch of ground, composed of 60 lots, each 20 by 40 feet, in persuance of President Wilson's recent call to the people to raise their own food. This photo shows Japanese people working on one of the plots. The man is Dr. Minosuke Yamaguchi and the rest are Mrs. H. Muroyama and her family. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

The history of Japanese immigrants who settled the Inwood region in the years surrounding World War I.