Although the first National Cat Show at Madison Square Garden II in May 1895 is often cited as the first cat show in America, there were actually quite a few cat shows in New York City, including the Cat Congress at the New American Museum on Broadway.
Archive for February, 2016
Tags: Cat Congress, George L. Fox, Geroge B. Bunnell, New American Museum, New York History, Old New York, Robert Richard Randal
Tags: Dominie Freeman, Flatbush Avenue, Hurlbut Chapman, John C. Bergen, New York History, Teunis Bergen, Whitby Kennels
In 1891, Hurlbut Chapman, a once prominent lawyer from Rye, New York, leased the old John C. Bergen homestead at 972 Flatbush Avenue, at the corner of Avenue A (today’s Albemarle Road). There, he opened the Whitby Kennels, where he boarded the dogs and cats of wealthy New Yorkers.