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    • Blithewood Swimming Pool

    • Swimming pools--New York (State)
    • In the spring 2005 issue of About Town magazine, Dorothy Crane writes about the 'pool by the falls': "The pool was an integral part of summer life at Bard for 20 years after the college acquired it. A green canopy of overhanging trees shaded the...
    • Bard Pool

    • Swimming pools--New York (State)
    • This postcard depicts another angle of the Blithewood pool. Acquired by Bard with the Blithewood estate in 1951, the college maintained the pool until the early 1970s. In the spring 2005 issue of About Town magazine, Dorothy Crane writes about the...
    • African American woman

    • Clothing & dress; Women; Skirts; Blouses; Glass negatives; Portraits
    • An African American woman wears a white blouse, probably linen, with machine lace inserts, “pouter pigeon” style in that it hangs forward, above a heavier weight skirt with patch pockets. Even though the skirt seems to be “work dress” the blouse...
    • African American woman

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Dresses; Ribbons;
    • An African American woman wears a dress in the style of the early 1890s. This may or may not be the same dating as the photograph. The design of the fabric of her dress is woven in. It is likely wool, and a careful look at the stitching...
    • The Avalon Hotel, South Nyack, NY

    • Hotels; Automobiles;
    • This Avalon Hotel stood on the northeast corner of South Broadway and Mansfield Avenue in South Nyack, one of many summer retreats found in the Nyack area in the late 1800's and the early 1900's. An earlier Avalon was on the southwest corner of...
    • Old Budke Homestead, Bardonia, NY

    • Houses; Gardens;
    • George Budke (1868-1948) collected and organized materials relating to Rockland County history. His extensive collection is in the New York Public Library. This postcard of his family homestead in Bardonia is undated, but may be early as there are...
    • 300 Ellen Street, Upper Nyack,NY

    • Houses; Dormers; Porches;
    • This dwelling, which faces the river in Upper Nyack, has been carefully restored. The details of the porch, dormers, and door reflect its nineteenth century origins. There is an addition at the back. This house was featured in the 2004 tour of...
    • 216 High Avenue, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Porches;
    • The two-story house at 216 High Avenue is carefully preserved. John N. Felter, the ice and coal company owner, lived in this house in the early 1900s. The two-story dwelling is found on Map 17 of the 1910 Sanborn Map Company Insurance Maps of Nyack.
    • 77 Jefferson Street, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Porches;
    • This residence has been carefully maintained or restored. Once a clapboard house, it is now covered with aluminum siding. The original owner was George Glover, a shoemaker from England who did not have a mortgage. There is a good description of...
    • Two LaVeta Place, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Towers; Porches;
    • This house at 2 LaVeta Place has been carefully restored, but in doing so, windows and skylights have been added. The wrap-around porch is partially screened. A high fence obscures the grounds. There's a little information on LeVeta Place in the "A...

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