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    • 56 Washington Street, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Porches;
    • 56 Washington Street sits on a slight hill. Note the steps leading from the sidewalk to the porch steps. This late nineteenth century was one of the last houses built in this neighborhood of Washington and Hudson Avenue. The gable ornaments, fish...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 18 Liberty Street, Newburgh, NY

    • Bakeries; Delicatessens;
    • Eugene Wessels owned three bakeries in Newburgh including this one across from Benkard Avenue that served customers from Washington heights. Wessells advertized that he catered to the family trade, confirmed by the notice posted on the door for...
    • 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...
    • 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 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 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...
    • Jo Peabody and Jeanne Peabody Walsh interview

    • Puppets; Sailing; Neighborhoods;
    • Jo Peabody and Jeanne Peabody Walsh remember their husband and father, Paul Peabody. Paul was born in 1931 and died in 2002. He was a puppeteer and the author of the children's book, Blackberry Hollow. They also fondly recall life in the...
    • 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...
    • 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 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...
    • 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...
    • 8 Rockland Place, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Bay windows;
    • New 1980s construction, built to fit into the neighborhood. Like many Nyack residences, it has a porch, bay windows, and some gingerbread.
    • 53 Washington Street, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Chimneys;
    • Nyack houses which faced west often had a porch in the rear that faced the Hudson River - like this one does. Three chimneys and a set of bay windows are unique to this house. It was built in 1860 by James C. Wool, one of the earliest houses in...
    • 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...

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