Abandoned Croton Aqueduct Gatehouse

119th St and Amsterdam Avenue, New York
119th St and Amsterdam Avenue, New York

I generally try to avoid the pretty cliché HDR look on abandoned ruins. But, interesting as this site looks, I didn’t take a very interesting picture of it, so here goes…

…The current gatehouse replaced an older gatehouse (ca. 1842) that was located in the middle of the road at Amsterdam Avenue and West 119th Street on “Asylum Ridge.” By 1890, the Morningside Heights area was growing and the structure became an obstruction to increasing street traffic. Read more…