The Speyer School: Part I. Its History and Purpose: The Environment of the School
by James E. Russell & Jesse D. Burks - 1902
The Speyer School is in the center of a district rich in historical association and in contemporary interest. Between Harlem (now Washington) Heights on the north and Bloomingdale (now Morningside) Heights on the south, lies the Manhattanville depression, known in Colonial days as the "Hollow Way." At the foot of 130th street was a little cove in the Hudson River where the "landing" was located.
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