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    • China Doll Head

    • China dolls
    • This doll head was found ca. 1975 behind the site of the former Trinity School and Home, later called the Watts de Peyster Home for Girls. During the early decades of the 20th century it was customary for villagers to dump trash along the banks of...
    • Trinity School and grounds

    • Boarding schools--United States
    • This view of the grounds of Trinity School shows the extent of the operation. At its height, the facility included a gymnasium, barn, steam laundry, orchard, garden and vineyard on its ten acre site. James Starr Clark saw to it that the...
    • Library Cornerstone Laid May 21, 1903

    • Libraries; Cornerstone laying;
    • This photograph of the Nyack Library cornerstone laying was taken from across the street and includes villagers who are farther away from the building. Several little boys are playing on the sidewalk and two women carrying bundles have stopped to...
    • Blizzard of 1888 in Nyack

    • Blizzards; Horse teams;
    • Villagers and a team of horses pose for the photographer after the 1888 blizzard. Broadway is filled with snow.
    • Just before the demolition of the Christie house, Nyack, NY

    • Urban renewal; Municipal officials;
    • Nyack villagers and the Village Board gather for a picture just before the house next to the First Presbyterian Church is to be demolished. (Tallman Towers now occupies the location.) In the front row, second and third from left, are Rocco...
    • Nyack  Parade Goers 1950

    • Parades & processions; Street vendors; Business districts;
    • Nyack villagers have gathered on a cool day for the annual firemen's parade. A vendor passes by with balloons for sale. A diner, a Firestone tire store, and H. Koehler Company, a butcher, are businesses on Main Street at the time.
    • Nyack's Community Roll of Honor

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    • Villagers stand at the 1945 Community Roll of Honor, erected in front of the First Reformed Church of Nyack. The roll contained names of community members who had served in World War II.
    • Rockland Lake, NY

    • Ice industry; Postcards;
    • Two huge ice houses dominate the shore of Rockland Lake. Behind them was a small village of 600 people. Villagers depended on two industries for their livelihood, ice cutting in the winter and quarrying in the summer. Electrical refrigeration ...
    • Laying of the YMCA Cornerstone, Nyack, NY

    • Cornerstones; Cornerstone laying;
    • When the cornerstone of the Nyack YMCA was laid on September 18, 1927, hundreds of villagers attended the ceremony. Men in uniforms and dignitaries in top hats were on center stage, inside the four walls of the structure under construction. South...
    • 69-77 South Broadway, Nyack, NY

    • Buildings; Business districts;
    • These five brick and masonry buildings were built in the 1880s. Tunis DePew and several wealthy Nyack villagers were involved in the project. The building which says Rockland Cleaners and Tailors was an earlier site of the Nyack Library. See Nieweg...
    • One South Broadway, Nyack, NY

    • Buildings; Cornices;
    • Known as the Abraham Merritt Dry Goods Store, this building has stood at this location since 1870. The original brick has been painted but the projecting wooden cornice has not been altered. That cornice forms a continuous line with the three-story...
    • Skating on pond, Nyack, NY

    • Ice skating; Automobiles; Lakes & ponds;
    • Villagers gathered on a winter day to skate on the ice at the big pond on Route 59 just west of Route 9W. An interesting collection of cars lines the side of the ice; perhaps the date should be 1939. The pond, owned by the Felter Ice Company, is...
    • Continental Hotel, Rockland Lake, NY

    • Hotels; Streets; Automobiles;
    • This large house at the intersection of Lake Road and Main Street in Rockland Lake was the Continental Hotel. Villagers stand in front of the hotel, staring at the photographer. The open car in the foreground may help date the image. The hotel...

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