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  • : Chester (Village) - Orange County - New York
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    • Map of the Village of East Chester

    • Maps; Measured drawings;
    • Map of the Village of East Chester. Filed Oct 11, 1841. After the Erie Railroad came throught this section was know as "Chester at the Depot" for a time. Now known as Downtown Chester. Most of the depot grounds became G.M. Roe Lumber & Coal yard...
    • 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...
    • Erie Station & vicinity prior to 1915

    • Cityscapes; Railroad stations; Railroad sidings; Photographs
    • Note milk cans at station, kerosene street lamps, no car tracks in snow, lack of snow removal, no trees along tracks, telegraph & telephone wires only - no electric. This photograph was probably taken from the RR Signal Tower.
    • Cullen's paper store

    • Group portraits; Stores & shops;photographs
    • Interior photograph of Cullen's paper store which was located in Downtown Chester on Main Street. Morris Cullen is second from left.
    • Brooks Carriage & Sleigh Factory

    • Carriages & coaches; Sleds & sleighs; Stores & shops; Workshops;photographs
    • Photograph of Brooks Carriage & Sleigh Factory, located in Downtown Chester on Main Street at Center Street. With the advent of the automobile, it became Brook's Garage. Currently, 2006, this building is occupied by Bodle’s Opera House.
    • Nan Wilkin

    • Portrait photographs; Banks;photographs
    • Photograph of young Nan Wilkin on Main Street in downtown Chester, with old Chester National Bank building in the background. She married Vince Gallo and operated Gallo's Cozy Corner Restaurant in West Chester for 26 years until her retirement in...
    • Durland Store with Razey's Photography Studio

    • Dry goods stores; Photographic studios;photographs
    • Photograph looking south at the Durland General Store at Main Street and Academy Avenue, uptown Chester, before the columns were removed and the front of the building enclosed. The small building to right of Durland's Store was Razey's Photography...
    • James S. (Budd) Murray.

    • Harness racing; Portrait photographs;photographs
    • James S. (Budd) Murray in Horse Racing attire. Photograph believed taken at the Delafield Brook Farm race, November 7, 1914. Budd was superintendent of Brook Farm.
    • George H. Brooks' Sign

    • Signs (Notices);
    • Original advertisement sign of George H. Brooks, stating Hand Made Wagons & Carriages Painted. George H. Brooks moved from Sterling Furnace to Sugar Loaf in 1885, and operated a Blacksmith Shop. In 1895 he moved to Chester to a wooden building...
    • Chester Mills

    • Mills;Photographs
    • Photograph of Chester Mills, operated by F.B. Seely, Wholesale & Retail Dealer in Grain, Flour, Feed &c. It was demolished by W.A. Lawrence about 1920. The location is now, 7/30/2002, side parking lot at 117-119 Brookside Ave. Some stone work for...
    • Main Street, between Elm and Maple

    • Dwellings;photographs
    • Main Street photograph: Left to right: early 1900's Dr. Davis (2002, 103 Main Street); mid-1900's George Hawkins (2002, 105 Main Street); mid-1900's Albert & Lil Davis (2002, 107 Main Street). These dwellings were built in the 1880-1910 period.

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