Taken Circa – 1900, just beside the Old Cadet Chapel (1836).
An old post card included with this photograph of the West Point Library and Chapel, is dated 1906 by its postmark, so I know that the building was still standing up to that point. Obviously I found little information concerning the building other than it stands next to the old Cadet Chapel (in its original location).
There is no photographer information, but having come in a group of photos of building as West Point, I have concluded to place them in the 1900 era.
The image is superb in condition and quality. It was taken in the spring as the leaves are just returning; a wheelchair of some quality is parked outside, and the lack of anything behind the building suggests that the Hudson River flows behind it.
Measuring 10.5 x 14.5 inches and un-mounted, this is most suited for framing.
The postcard shows this this building with the Old Cadet Chapel just next door.
See other views of early West Point views on this site.
USPS Priority $15.00