The Knapps Lived Here In The 1890's
West 72nd Street & Riverside Drive
Looking West To The Hudson River
From just outside of J P Knapp's front door
J P & his Momma....Just a hop skip & jump from each other. How It Looked In 1891 The red shapes are buildings the white areas empty land
Joseph Palmer & Sylvia Theresa Knapp's House at 322 West 72nd Street. A 4 Story Brownstone. Dodi Knapp was most likely born here in Feb 1892. His sister Claire might also have been born here in 1889.
251 West 72nd St
Phoebe Knapp lived here in 1894 for a short time after she moved out of the Knapp Mansion on Bedford Ave. She paid $90,000.00 for this 4 story Brownstone 20 Feet wide x 100 feet deep. She moved from here lock, stock & pipe organ in 1895 into a suite at the Savoy Hotel where she lived out the last 14 years of her life.
One thing that didn't change with the move from Brooklyn to Manhattan were the parades going by the Knapps front door. This one us taking place in 1897. They are returning from the dedication of Grant's Tomb. Grant was a frequent visitor at the Knapp Mansion in Brooklyn, The large building is the Orphan Asylum. Riverside Park is on the left of the pic.
JANUARY 2002 SOME OF THE WAY IT WAS STILL REMAINS
AND SOME OF IT DOESN'T