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    • White Mill building and Peck's Church

    • Horses; Cattle; Rivers; Churches; Photographs; Carts & wagons; Stone walls;
    • People gather near the embankment of a dry riverbed. There is a rock retaining wall and a bridge over the small stream that trickles by. A church stands in the background. Two white horses are crossing the bridge and two more white horses stand...
    • 115 Hudson Avenue, Haverstraw

    • Photographs; Houses; Roofs; Dwellings; Smokestacks; Walkways; Yard ornaments;
    • Steps with a wooden handrail lead down the sloping lawn to a partially visible one-story home with picture window. Prominent in the yard is a grotto with a Virgin Mary statue set into the small hill with retaining wall forming the border between...
    • Route 9W, Haverstraw

    • Photographs; Houses; Roofs; Dwellings; Gables; Porches; Mailboxes; Automobile dealerships; Automobiles; Retaining walls; Traffic signs & signals;
    • Two signs -- one a 40 mph speed limit sign, the other has the Chrysler symbol with the words 'Dependable Used Cars' underneath it -- stand next to a gabled home with enclosed entry porch. The house features bargeboard and a gable decoration. There...
    • 92 Clove Avenue, Haverstraw

    • Photographs; Houses; Roofs; Dwellings; Gables; Dormers; Garages; Signs (Notices); Loading docks; Snow;
    • There is a 'For Sale' sign posted to the left of the front door on this house with a gabled roof with jerkinhead and side dormers. Snow covered steps lead up to the small entry patio. To the right side of this house, set back, another house is seen...
    • Boulderberg Manor

    • Postcards; Buildings; Gables; Houses; Cupolas; Flagpoles; Restaurants;
    • This is a postcard of the Gothic building known as Boulderberg Manor. The house has two steep gables which interrupt the roof-lines. In addition, there are dormers with steep gables on the main portion of the house as well as a cupola. There are...
    • Boulderberg Manor

    • Postcards; Buildings; Gables; Houses; Cupolas; Restaurants
    • This is a postcard of the Gothic building known as Boulderberg Manor. The house has two steep gables which interrupt the roof-lines. In addition, there are dormers with steep gables on the main portion of the house as well as a cupola. There are...
    • Piermont factory

    • Factories; Water towers; Retaining walls; Rivers;
    • This is a view across the Hudson River to an industrial site located on the edge of the water. On the left side there large brick factory building that is about three stories tall. There are large windows all along the factory. There are other...
    • Ferndon Avenue now and then

    • Drawbridges; Bridges; Benches; Rivers;
    • This image is composed of two photographs, one positioned above the other with captions underneath each of them. The top photograph is black and white. It is a view looking through a small iron-frame drawbridge spanning a small body of water. There...
    • Antonio Valencia oral history interview [audio]

    • Ethnic groups; Immigrants; Ethnic neighborhoods; Ethnic stereotypes; English language; Cultural relations; Language; Emigration & immigration; Citizenship;
    • Antonio Valencia is considered to be the 'grandfather' of Mexican immigrants in the lower Westchester County region of New Rochelle, NY; he was the first known Mexican immigrant to settle in New Rochelle. He spent the next several decades not only...
    • Retaining walls on the Storm King Highway, Orange County, NY

    • Retaining walls; Roads; Views; Postcards;
    • A beautifully colored postcard folder depicts the Storm King Highway, which was built between West Point and Cornwall, NY, in the 1920s. The road was cut into the side of Storm King Mountain, high above the Hudson River. From below, the extensive...
    • 27 Fourth Avenue, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Porches;
    • This house on Fourth Avenue has had many additions. The high, wrap-around porch is one of its attractions. The retaining wall indicates the steepness of the street.
    • 802 Route 9W, Grand View, NY

    • Houses; Driveways;
    • It's possible that this residence, atop a steep driveway, has had additions on both ends. The retaining walls on each side on the driveway indicate how steep the slope is above the highway.
    • 27 Fourth Avenue, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Porches;
    • This small family house was built where Fourth Avenue is the steepest and so has a high front porch. A compact residence - it has had several additions and improvements, like the retaining wall at the front of the garden.
    • 944 Route 9W, Grand View, NY

    • Houses;
    • This compact river-stone residence has a charming river view.The stones of the porch walls match the construction of the retaining wall below. A curved driveway leads up to the house from Route 9W.
    • 36 Catherine Street, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Porches;
    • While retaining its original architectural elements, this house was re-sided years ago with two colors of shingles. It is on the 1884 Burleigh map, "Nyack on the Hudson."
    • Grand View, NY: The house of Lloyd Hamilton, MD with fishermen

    • Houses; Fishermen; Fishing; Waterfronts;
    • A three story frame house stands out against the sky. In the front is the shore line of the river, with piles of stones, fish racks, canoes, and retaining walls. Next to the water stand four fishermen. A caption says, "Fishermen at Grandview on...
    • Young women in a row

    • Women;
    • Ten young women stand on a steep slope, each with her hands on the shoulders of the girl in front of her. All are wearing long skirts and long-sleeved blouses. Behind them is a building that looks like a school. There's a high stone retaining wall...
    • A huge balance beam

    • Construction; Construction equipment; Road construction;
    • A worker walks along the top of a retaining wall under construction. Huge pieces needed for the job are piled up on the left side. The men in the image provide a scale for the size of the walls. See also Nyack Library image #7738.
    • Men and a crane

    • Construction; Construction equipment; Road construction;
    • A crane from Ernst Construction of Buffalo, NY, lifts I-beams into place for an overpass. Men on top of the retaining wall maneuver the huge beams while others on the ground supervise.

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