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    • Watts De Peyster Industrial Home and School

    • Boarding schools--United States
    • Despite the title of the postcard, this building was never home to John Watts De Peyster, who lived at Rose Hill in Tivoli. Originally built under the direction of James Starr Clark with funds provided by John and Margaret Bard, this school had...
    • Valencia Unit 03- Social Conscience within Mexican American Community

    • Ethnic groups; Immigrants; Ethnic stereotypes; English language; Cultural relations; Language; Emigration & immigration; Citizenship; Religion; Catholicism;
    • He mentions that he is a big fan of classical music, as well as Mariacchi. He notes that while living in New Rochelle, he spent much of his free time helping other immigrants deal with issues that were specific to their demographic (other recent...
    • Unit 01-Family Origins and History

    • Emigration & immigration; Immigrants; Ethnic groups; Ethnic neighborhoods; English language; Cultural relations; Families; Shopping; Farm produce
    • Memories of New Rochelle: Most of the stores on Main Street had stoops, or front porches. She references the St. Gabriel's School and its beautiful architecture. She also references stores such as Bloomingdale's and Ferguson's. Main Street had...
    • Unit 03-Growing Up in New Rochelle (continued)

    • Business enterprises; Business districts; Busing (School integration); Military organizations; Military camps; Athletes; Judaism; Race discrimination; Synagogues;
    • Downtown New Rochelle's Retail Stores were relatively new and created a bustling shop atmosphere. George would travel to downtown, New Rochelle from his Quaker Ridge neighborhood.
    • Unit 02-Family Connections

    • Immigrants; Ethnic groups; Emigration & immigration; Cultural Relations; Religious education; Families; Language; Work ethic; Real estate business; Depressions; Automobile repair;
    • On his childhood: he remembers that the Iselin Family owned several acres of farmland along the Hudson Park/Davenport Neck area. His family lived on Alpha Place,a street very close to the Hudson Park area. His father owned a grocery store; he...
    • Unit 03-Immigrant Customs During Childhood

    • Immigrants; Ethnic groups; Emigration & immigration; Cultural Relations; Religious education; Families; Language; Work ethic; Real estate business; Depressions; Automobile repair; Victims of crimes;
    • He references the depression of 1929 as being very hard hitting since there wasn't really much existing industry in New Rochelle. His parents spoke Yiddish when they first came to the United States, and frequently spoke it in the house. He talks...
    • Unit 07--Business District on Main Street, New Rochelle in 1950

    • Military cookery; Military organizations; Military personnel; Business districts; Business enterprises; Educational facilities; Education; Teachers; Social aspects; Soldiers;
    • He references the Principal Willis Thompson, and working on the school paper, titled 'The Castle Currier.' He references the names of teachers: Ruth Stewart (Math), Anna Koff (English), Sam Schmuckler (History). He recalls sending war articles...
    • Unit 03-Downtown New Rochelle and New Rochelle Education System

    • Business enterprises; Business districts; Commerce; Family; Education; Motion picture studios; Motion picture industry;
    • Leibman's Department Store and Talner's were staples of downtown shopping, along with Hansen's Restaurant. Lenora's was also a popular women's clothing store that was owned by three sisters. Lauracelli was a popular food mart/supermarket. She...
    • Highland Lodge, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Lodges;
    • The large Highland Lodge on Highland Avenue at High Avenue does not exist anymore. It was replaced by a car dealership; the building is now an auto body and repair shop. The house on the left still stands. The only references that may refer to...

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