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    • Engines exiting the station

    • Fire departments; College students--New York (State)
    • Pictured here are both of the Fire Department's engines: in front is the 1928 Ford fire truck onto which was placed the original pumping unit bought by the students in 1948, and following it is the 1 ton white truck with a 400 gallon water tank. In...
    • "The House on the Rock"

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    • The structure in the foreground, sometimes referred to as the 'Stone Jug,' was the first dormitory on campus. An article in a February 1897 issue of the St. Stephen's Messenger notes the following: "In this house lived the few students, who at...
    • St. Stephen's Soccer Team

    • St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.); College students--New York (State)
    • The December 7, 1933 issue of the Lyre Tree reported a strong, though not undefeated soccer season for the boys at St. Stephen's: "At the opening of the season, Coach Leeke, in an informal talk to his squad of twenty-five men stressed three...
    • St. Stephen's men, 1875

    • College students--New York (State); St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.);
    • Eight students of St.Stephen's college sit outside of Stone Row wearing suits, bowties, and top hats. Pencilled in, an arrow points to a student, labeled "Nelson Lewis 1875." In addition to Lewis, the 1914 alumni directory indicates that the...
    • St. Stephen's Graduating Class of 1901

    • St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.); Portraits; Photographs; College students--New York (State); Bard College--History;
    • The graduates of the St. Stephen's Class of 1901 pose around the seated Reverend George B. Hopson (professor of Latin 1863-1916) outdoors, in front of a large tree. The 1914 alumni directory indicates that the following received Bachelor's degrees...
    • St. Stephen's Graduating Class of 1898

    • College graduates; College students--New York (State);
    • The St. Stephen's graduating class of 1898 pose indoors for a group portrait. The 1914 alumni directory indicates that the following received Bachelor's degrees that year: George Belsey; Alvah Irving Ernest Boss; Herbert Seymour Hastings; Archibald...
    • St. Stephen's College Graduating Class of 1896

    • College students--New York (State); St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.); Photographs; College graduates
    • Members of the St. Stephen's College graduating class of 1896 pose in traditional cap and gown around St. Margaret's Well, built in memory of Margaret Bard. The St. Stephen's College Messenger covered Commencement exercises, reporting that the...
    • Bard College class of 1968

    • College students--New York (State);
    • Bard College class of 1968 poses in front of the Memorial Gymnasium for a group portrait at graduation. Members of the class identified on the back of the photo include: John Clements; Peter Minichello; Dana Haussamen; Paula Fuchs; Marylyn...
    • Rev. George Franklin Seymour

    • College presidents; Photography; Priests--United States;
    • Rev. Seymour was the first president of the college. He presided over the first school year, and first commencement, but resigned soon after. Rev. Seymour had, for several years served as the missionary of Annandale and had been tutoring students...
    • Erie RR Station Agent's Office

    • Group portraits;photographs;Railroad stations
    • This is the only known photograph of the 1915 Chester Erie Station agent’s office taken while the station was in operation. It was taken in October, 1922 for use in the Erie Magazine. L-r: Robert Marvin, Station Master & John I. Edwards. Items...
    • First Chester Village Board.

    • Group portraits;photographs
    • Following incorporation in 1892, the first Village of Chester Board posed for this group photograph: President: W.A. Lawernce. Trustees: Joseph Durland; George M. Roe; and Thaddeus S. Durland. Treasurer: Charles W. Kerner
    • James Henry Conklin

    • Photographs; Soldiers;
    • Framed Ferrotype James Henry Conklin taken during the Civil War. Following the war, he lived with his wife, Marry Ann, on the Goshen road in West Chester, the little house that would late become Conservo's Real Estate office. Now, 2004, known as 93...
    • James Henry Conklin & Wife

    • Photographs; Veterans; Group portraits;
    • Photograph of James Henry Conklin & Marry Ann with their dog in front of their home. Following his return from the Civil War, he and his wife lived in the house that became Conservo's Real Estate office, 1960's - 1980's. Now, 2007, it houses some...
    • Decorated carriage on Elm Street

    • Photographs; Parades & processions; Villages; Carriages & coaches;
    • Decorated carriage on Elm Street with boy following, apparently coming from or on the way to a parade. Note: They are pointed away from Main Street, in front of what is known, in 2006, as #5 Elm Street.
    • J.B. Tuthill Building plans & specifications

    • Engineering drawings; Specifications; Buildings;FIRE
    • These plans & specifications call for the J.B. Tuthill Building to be constructed of fire resistant brick construction. Following the fire of July, 1876 that destroyed most of downtown Chester, many of the buildings were built using brick...
    • Salvaged Ludowici Roof Tile

    • Railroad stations; Roofing tiles;
    • An original Ludowici "Imperial" roof tile salvaged from Station roof during the 1991 restoration of Chester's 1915 Erie Railroad Station.

      It bears the following marks: 1-1-15; Ludowici Celadon Co., Chicago; Imperial Tile. This style is...
    • A Meeting In the interest of the Hampton Institute.

    • Advertisements; Boarding schools; Fund raising; Schools
    • Advertisement for a fundraising event at the Chester Presbyterian Church for benefit of the Hampton Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute which was founded on the banks of the Virginia Peninsula by Brigadier General Samuel Chapman Armstrong in...
    • Chester Arson Case

    • Clippings; Arson; Trials, litigation, etc.; Insurance;
    • Newspaper article about the arson trial resulting from the investigation following the disastrous fire of July 5, 1877 that consumed much of downtown Chester.

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