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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 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.
    • Butcher scene

    • Butchers; Butcher shops;
    • Scene of a butcher circa 1912 donated by the Forst family, who owned a meat-packing plant in the Rondout neighborhood. Reverse says "About 1912, Jack Williams Uncle Ben are in the kitchen." Sined "Dad."
    • 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...
    • 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 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 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...
    • Fishing pond

    • Fishing; Lakes & ponds; Summer; Women;
    • Several people have gathered at the fishing pond. In the foreground is a man with a pole and two women sitting and talking. Another man is on a raft in the pond. There is a young man on the far shore. The area looks fairly flat. Power poles line...
    • 49 Lander Street, Newburgh, NY

    • Grocery Stores
    • The grocery of David Bell & Son operated on the southwest corner of Lander and First Streets. Gorton's Codfish is prominently advertised in the side window above neatly stacked canned goods. In this dense working class 1870's neighborhood of brick...
    • 222-224 First Street, Newburgh, NY

    • Grocery stores
    • On the northeast corner of First Street and City terrace, Thomas P. Callahan established his grocery and butcher shop to cater to the mid-town neighborhood south of Downing park. Next door was the confectionery store of Robert Montgomery that sold...
    • 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...

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