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    • Nyack Library fireplace

    • Libraries; Fireplaces;
    • "In Memory of Quentin McAdam and Anna Booth" reads the inscription over the fireplace in the Carnegie Room of the Nyack Library. The picture was taken for the centennial of the Nyack Library in 1979. McAdam and Booth were brother- and sister-in-law...
    • Pretty Penny, 235 North Broadway, Nyack, NY

    • Architectural decorations & ornaments;
    • "Pretty Penny," the home of actress Helen Hayes MacArthur in 1984, was built around 1850 by Eli Gurnee. The horizontal lines of the house are augmented by single and double brackets and sawtooth detailing over the central, second story windows....
    • 189 and 193 Main Street, Nyack, NY

    • Buildings; Stairways;
    • #189 is the home of Kimmel's, makers of flags and awnings and one of the oldest businesses in Nyack. The building was once a shoe store and has patterned brick over the windows and two styles of brackets. The high steps of 193 Main are visible in...
    • 36 and 38 South Franklin, Nyack, NY

    • Buildings; Houses;
    • #36 - the house - is on the Dripps 1873 map of Nyack. H. Purdy is printed in the location. #38 - the store- is on the 1876 map and the name Hiram Purdy is printed over it.
    • (A) An unidentified family

    • Families; Children; Boys; Girls; Aprons; Boots; Women; Men; Domestic life; Porches; Doors & doorways;
    • (A) A man, a woman and two children grouped on an outdoor stairway appear to be a family. The man has a beard and wears boots. The little girl wears a long sleeved dress; the little boy wears a jacket and vest. The woman wears an apron over her...
    • Storm King tunnel

    • People; Tunnels; Men; Laborers;
    • 2-1/2" X 4" print only in box of negatives. Original negative missing Laborers in tunnel heading, Storm King invert tunnel, Catskill aqueduct, about 1100 feet below surface of Hudson River, Cornwall, New York. On back: "Over a fifth of a mile under...
    • 210 High Avenue, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Porches;
    • 210 High Avenue is an unassuming house, basically unchanged over the years. The addition at the right rear, however, does not appear on Map 17 of the 1910 Sanborn Map Company Insurance Maps of Nyack.
    • 212 DePew Avenue

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    • 212 DePew Avenue, a pale yellow house with an unusual roofline, has that roofline duplicated over its small porch.
    • 259 Piermont Avenue, South Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Towers; Architectural decorations & ornaments;
    • 259 Piermont Avenue, South Nyack, New York. This is one of the numerous towers which can be found over the rooftops in the Nyacks. It is a carpenter's extravaganza with its triangular and diamond shaped windows, brackets, dentels, board and batten.
    • 59 Third Ave, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Porches;
    • 59 Third Avenue is a large house of four stories, built on a steep block of the street. The basement story is topped by a wide porch on two sides. That porch has some ornamental details on the balustrade and the upper edge. Built in 1855, the house...
    • 8 First Avenue, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Mansard roofs; Doors & doorways;
    • 8 First Avenue is a handsome mansard with first floor additions on either side of the front. Note the decorative carving on the brackets and the balustrade, and the unusual transom over the door. This picture was taken for a display of 100-year (or...
    • Dutchess Light, Heat, & Power Company Album, page 20

    • Christmas decorations; Flags; Office workers; Offices; Buildings; Private utility companies;
    • 9 photos (clockwise from top left):DLH&P Managers office, Rhinebeck Gazette building on south side of East Market Street, manager's office (possibly the 2nd floor of Gazette building) Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation building, same, house...
    • Volunteer fireman, Nyack, NY

    • Cabinet photographs; Fire fighters; Portrait photographs;
    • A bearded Nyack fireman faces the camera, left habd at his side and right hand at his waist. His thigh length coat has a double row of buttons to the waist. HIs white collar and cuffs are visible. THe cap and the coat each have a badge. The uniform...
    • 48 Clove Avenue, Haverstraw

    • Photographs; Houses; Roofs; Dwellings; Hedges (Plants); Gables; Canopies; Porches; Bay windows;
    • A brick staircase leads up a porch enclosed by mullioned windows and transoms. A small canopy extends over the entry door. The house is gabled off-center and has gable decorations and bargeboard. There are double brackets along the roofline. On the...
    • Sunday List

    • Bakeries; Customer relations
    • A brown paper bag is covered with writing. The title is "Sunday List", and the bag contains the names and regular weekly orders of the Reher Bakery's customers. Oral history research conducted by the Reher Center in 2017 found that these customers...
    • 2nd Street, Haverstraw

    • Photographs; Bricks; Garages; Lintels; Concrete; Automobiles; Gables;
    • A car is in each of the two bays of this garage and another parked outside in front of one of the bays. This building has two levels. The first level is concrete and features numerous cracks. The second level is brick and structural damage is...
    • 105 Hudson Avenue, Haverstraw

    • Photographs; Houses; Roofs; Dwellings; Automobiles; Gables; Porches; Chimneys;
    • A car is parked at the curb directly in front of this cross-gabled house. The home features a gable decoration and a chimney is on the roof. A lower roofed area extends over the small entry porch and a portion of the home extends into this area as...
    • 135 Clove Avenue, Haverstraw

    • Photographs; Houses; Roofs; Dwellings; Gables; Canopies; Etchings; Snow; Fences;
    • A chain-link fence surrounds the small front yard of this narrow two-story front-gabled home. The two windows on the second story and the double windows on the first story have small wooden canopies over them. The front door has a small gabled...

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