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    • 108 Depot Place, South Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Porches; Balconies;
    • This eye-catching house has an unusual front porch and balcony, with Gothic carpenter details. The porch and balcony combination set the house off from others in the 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...
    • 219 North Broadway, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Porches; Towers; Bay windows;
    • This large frame house has a round tower with a curved roof and more than one porch. The bay window has leaded glass. The beige paint trimmed in white is a pleasing aspect. It was constructed about 1890 for Lillie and Charles Cornish. Cornish was a...
    • 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...
    • 39 Voorhis Place, South Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Mansard roofs; Porches;
    • This 1875 Mansard roofed house is located in a nineteenth-century neighborhood in South Nyack. In 1997 it received a historic preservation merit award from the Historical Society of Rockland County. Exterior stucco and aluminum siding were removed...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 79-83 William Street, Newburgh, NY

    • Stores & shops
    • This half block of shops with apartments above were busy and prosperous in the early 20th century. The awning of Isidor Weiner's clothing store provides shade to three ladies and a teenaged boy. Wallpaper and paint is showcased in the center store....
    • 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.
    • A Walk with Win Perry

    • Neighborhoods; Boat & ship industry; Architecture;
    • Upper Nyack village historian Win Perry takes a walk around the Van Houten's landing historic district discussing the history of the neighborhood, its homes and its residents. Along the way he talks with Eugene Brown of 10 Castle Heights Avenue,...
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • Eckerson House

    • Houses; Family;
    • The Benjamin Eckerson family and guests pose for a photographer at their home on Broadway near Second Avenue in Nyack. Eckerson was a liquor merchant and the neighborhood consisted of merchants and professional people. This house was built in 1895...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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