This complex of small museums was built by railroad magnate Archer Huntington. It was designed by his cousin, Charles P. Huntington, and the wonderful sculptures in its court are by his wife, Anna Hyatt Huntington. One of its original institutions, the Museum of the American Indian, has been relocated. The Hispanic Society of America, reflecting one of Huntington’s passions, contains an important collection of masterworks from Spain and Portugal. Other institutions here are the American Numismatic Society and the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Often overlooked is the wonderful Church of Our Lady of Esperanza, containing art and artifacts donated by King Alfonso XIII of Spain, located around the corner on 156th Street. This site was originally part of the estate and game preserve of the naturalist John James Audubon.
AUDUBON TERRACE NEW YORK Photo Gallery