Fort Gansevoort

In front of the door is a triangle in the road that marks the site of an old Native American “castle”, so called because there was a wall around it. The door is at 5 Ninth Avenue, NYC.

A little history: Fort Gansevoort early 19c. and before that Native Americans lived there.

For Norm’s Thursday Doors March 8, 2018

Fort Gansevoort, 5 9th Ave, NYC 3/3/2018
Fort Ganseevoort
Fort Gansevoort, 5 9th Ave, NYC 3/3/2018
5 Ninth Avenue 3/3/2018

16 thoughts on “Fort Gansevoort

  1. jesh stg 2018-03-17 / 9:12 pm

    Sorry, my blog had some issues (my comments didn’t stick) last two weeks, but I think I solved it yesterday, so if I haven’t replied, sorry – this was what was going on.
    Beautiful weathered look with the bare branches.
    I wonder about the following – the name of the fort is “old Dutch” and this is the red brick the Dutch houses used to have (even in my younger years).
    Is there a connection somewhere between the Native American and Dutch in previous centuries? (you don’t have to research – only if you know if off hand…)
    Great post, Sherry!

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    • Sherry Felix 2018-03-18 / 7:34 am

      Yes I do know the history and the Dutch word fort. My husband gives the history in his tour. See the 2 new links i posted above. It was a Fort and the home of a Sachem. Thanks Jesh.


  2. Timelesslady 2018-03-09 / 3:14 pm

    I love the vines twining around the doors. I’m excited because I just planted three varieties of annual vines in potting soil/seed starter for this year’s garden. I doubt they’ll grow as exuberantly as the ones you photographed, but I can hope.


    • Sherry Felix 2018-03-09 / 3:25 pm

      Those vines have been there for more than 20 years. Hope you get nice cover in much less time than that.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Steve Schwartzman 2018-03-09 / 7:59 am

    The name appears to be Dutch for “goose ford.” I see that Peter Gansevoort was the maternal grandfather of Herman Melville.

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  4. sustainabilitea 2018-03-08 / 3:22 pm

    Ooo, that door needs some love! Must be something when all the vine are blooming.



  5. Norm 2.0 2018-03-08 / 12:13 pm

    I’m pretty sure I saw this one the last time I was done there. It’s got that great weathered look to it.
    Nice shots 🙂


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