Claremont Riding Academy
The Claremont Stables were built in 1892 on a design by Frank A. Rooke in the then-popular Romanesque Revival style, characterized by a dignified, symmetrical design and round-arched openings. The stable's easy access to Central Park's bridle trails resulted in its conversion to a riding academy in 1927. It remained one of the rare survivors from the 750 commercial stables that flourished in New York City at the turn of the 20th century. However, it couldn't survive the 21st century's meteoric rise in property values and closed in April, 2007.