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    • Bard Hall, 1943

    • College buildings--New York (State); Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.); Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College; Gothic revival (Architecture)--New York
    • Bard Hall from the east. A car is parked in front of the building; St. Margaret's Well stands in the field to the left. Built in 1852 by John and Margaret Bard, this building functioned as the original chapel, and was immediately established as a...
    • Bard Hall, ca. 1890

    • College buildings--New York (State); Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.); St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.); Gothic revival (Architecture)--New York
    • Bard Hall, the College's oldest building (built in 1852), from the south. John and Margaret Bard built this as the original chapel, and a parish school was immediately established for neighborhood children.
    • St. Luke's Hospital, Newburgh, N. Y.

    • Postcards; Hospitals
    • The front entrance of this four-story hospital building. By utilizing development incentives and partnering with St. Luke's Hospital, the building is now part of the St. Luke's complex, and is a contributing building to the neighborhood's new look.
    • Unit 02-Importance of Community, Church and Education

    • Religion; Community centers; Baptist churches; Religious facilities; Immigrants; Education
    • Mr Dodds talks about the church in his neighborhood as being a positive example/force on the immigrant children in the neighbohood. It was a place of socialization for recent immigrants and their families. His family was very involved with the...
    • Unit 03-West End of New Rochelle

    • Immigrants; Ethnic groups; Ethnic neighborhoods;
    • His family lived on 2nd Street in the west end of New Rochelle. He remebers certain fixtures of the neighborhood: the Union Ave. Fire House, two or three different saloons as well as a couple of grocery stores. He claims that there was a Harlem...
    • 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 01-Growing Up in a Segregated Society

    • Discrimination; Race discrimination; ethnic groups; race relations; Busing (School integration); education; Racism; Civil rights; Civil rights demonstrations; Civil service reform; Social civic facilities;
    • She is a native New Rochellean. She believes that her neighborhood was an ideal neighborhood while growing up, typical of suburban America filled w/ opportunity. It was primarily an all white neighborhood with some racial mix. The schools had...
    • Unit 02-Fighting Segregation and Championing Equal Rights

    • Discrimination; Race discrimination; ethnic groups; race relations; Busing (School integration); education; Racism; Civil rights; Civil rights demonstrations; Civil service reform; Social civic facilities;
    • She notes that the Board decided to desegregate the school on a voluntary basis. During her second term on the Board of Education, the first black principal was voted into the position of Principal of New Rochelle High School. In between her...
    • Unit 01-George Astrove's Family History

    • Emigration & immigration; English language; World War, 1914-1918--Veterans; Textile industry; Business & finance; Family; Ethnic groups; Judaism;
    • He was born in Manhattan and lived in the Bronx, NY until he was five. His family moved to New Rochelle in 1935. He grew up in the Glenwood Lake area of New Rochelle (the Webster School neighborhood). He describes his neighborhood as "the...
    • Unit 02-Memories of Elementary School

    • Kidnappings; Homicides; Education; Educational facilities; World War, 1939-1945--Social aspects; Patriotism;
    • In 1938 a little boy named Peter Levine was kidnapped and murdered. George's sister knew the boy who attended Albert Leonard Junior High at the time he went missing. Backdrop/origins of WWII are referenced in passing. George reflects on the...
    • 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...
    • Eckerson House

    • Houses; Family;
    • The Benjamin Eckerson family and guests pose for a photographer at their home on Broadway near Second Avenue in Nyack. Eckerson was a liquor merchant and the neighborhood consisted of merchants and professional people. This house was built in 1895...
    • Neighborhood Boys on Jackson Avenue in Nyack

    • African Americans; Business districts;
    • Neighborhood boys from Jackson Avenue in front of McDermott Brothers Milk and Dairy in Nyack. Standing left to right, in knickers and argyle socks, are Billy Booker, Johnnie Williams, Prime Batson, Reggie Green, and Charles Fountain. In front is...
    • Eugene R. Brown interview

    • Childhood & youth; Boat & ship industry;
    • Gene Brown, author of Birds over Bear Mountain and a life-long resident of Upper Nyack, talks about his childhood, his education at the Upper Nyack School and the games and recreational activities children played in the Van Houten's Landing...
    • John Lodico, Sr. interview

    • Boat & ship industry; Veterans;
    • John Lodico, Sr. talks about growing up in Upper Nyack near the river in the Van Houten's Landing neighborhood near the river. He focuses on the Italian American immigrant culture there, particularly as epitomized by his father, his time at Nyack...
    • A Walk with Win Perry

    • Neighborhoods; Boat & ship industry; Architecture;
    • Upper Nyack village historian Win Perry takes a walk around the Van Houten's landing historic district discussing the history of the neighborhood, its homes and its residents. Along the way he talks with Eugene Brown of 10 Castle Heights Avenue,...
    • Win Perry interview

    • Neighborhoods; Family
    • Winston C. Perry, Jr., village historian of Upper Nyack, discusses the history of the Perry family and the historic Van Houten's Landing neighborhood in Upper Nyack.

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