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    • Proposed Chester Public School

    • Photographic postcards; Schools;
    • Photo postcard of proposed High School built in 1906 on Oakland Avenue. Area then called University Heights Later photos show school was built as proposed save for the entrance walk and fountain. Last used as Chester’s High School in...
    • Broadway at Strand, Kingston, New York

    • Street railroads; Utility poles; Cities & towns;
    • Passengers boarding a trolley at Broadway and Strand in Kingston, NY. Two electric trolley companies vied for passengers from Kingston Point to Uptown. This car is bound for the Rhinebeck Ferry slip on East Strand. Mansion House is on the left....
    • 1864-10-09 Letter from Johannes Lefevre to his sister, Jane Lefevre

    • Huguenots; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Johannes writes a letter to his sister and says that it is the first time in three weeks that he is not engaged in some form of marching or fighting. He talks about winning the Battle of Winchester and not getting much sleep that night due to the...
    • Unit 03-Her Family's Businesses in New Rochelle

    • Immigrants; Cultural relations; Families; Construction; Settlements; Philanthropists; Philanthropy; Labor supply;
    • The Islin family helped to contribute to the building of City Park, along with donating food/gifts to the economically underprivileged. They owned many acres of land along the east cost/long island sound from Davenport Park to Hudson Park. Her...
    • Unit 04-New Rochelle during WWII Timeframe

    • War; Suburban life; Ethnic groups; Ethnic neighborhoods; Judaism;
    • There were many prominent Jewish families that lived in New Rochelle; many lived in the Beechwood section of New Rochelle. Other families, like hers, lived on South Side of New Rochelle close to Main Street. Temple Israel was originally located...
    • Nyack: Main Street in 1891

    • Blizzards; Business districts; City & town halls;
    • This photo, taken after a heavy snowfall, shows both sides of Main Street in Nyack for two blocks east of Franklin Street as it looked in 1891. That was the year that Nyack purchased the Village Hall, the first multi-storied building on the left. ...
    • After the Harrison and Dalley's Fire in Nyack

    • Fires; Department stores;
    • The fire at Harrison and Dalley's store on Main Street in Nyack on October 13, 1915 began in the cellar but soon engulfed the entire building. The stairway, seen in the center rear, acted like a chimney and brought the fire to the upper floors....
    • St. Mary's Church, Haverstraw, NY

    • Churches; Postcards;
    • St. Mary's Church, built of brick donated by local companies, had a high steeple and stained glass windows. It stands out against fluffy clouds piled high in the sky. The church on Conklin Avenue served the Slovak community of Haverstraw.
    • 8 DePew Avenue, Nyack, NY

    • Houses;
    • The John H. Elliott House, at 8 DePew Avenue, is a small house that faces Memorial Park. Mr. Elliott, the original owner, was employed by one of the riverboat companies that carried cargo up and down the Hudson River. In about 1865, Henry Storms of...
    • Nyack Fire Department Board of Commissioners

    • Fire fighters; Men;
    • Four seated men and three standing men stare intently at the photographer. All are in dress uniforms of Nyack fire companies. Seated on the settee are Ralph Owen, Harry Williams, William Westerfield, and William J. Barber. Standing are William...
    • Part 11: Fire companies, disease outbreaks, Oak Hill Cemetary

    • Fire fighters; Quarantines; Cemeteries;
    • Parkhurst talks about the fire companies in Nyack, and also recalls disease outbreaks and how they were dealt with by using the old "pest house." She closes with a bit on Oak Hill Cemetary. Key Words: Nyack, Orangetown, South Nyack, Yellow Fever,...
    • Fire at Dr. Rooney's house, South Nyack, NY

    • Fires; Fire fighters; Fire fighting;
    • The fire at the home of Dr. J. J. Rooney destroyed the attic and the roof. It was started by a flame of a plumber's torch. The Chelsea, Mazeppa, Jackson Hose and Empire fire companies responded to the scene. Several firemen were injured. Some...
    • Jules and Grace Backman of Scarsdale, N.Y.

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    • This is a black and white photograph of Jules and Grace Backman with another man at the Backman Conference Center. Dr. Backman was an economist who taught at NYU for nearly 50 years. He was an authority on prices, labor, and antitrust problems. He...

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