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    • 09_11_p29

    • Business people; Posing; Cabins;
    • Two photographs of men posing captioned: "Mr. Kinnard," and "Mr. Belt, Mr. Kuhn." Third photograph of men leaning on a large table working and other men in the background captioned: "Mr. Wilson, Pomeroy."
    • 106 First Avenue, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Mansard roofs; Porches;
    • This mansard has kept its original roof shingles but many of the other architectural elements - the windows and doors and the porch balustrade - have been changed. This style of house, built for working class families, occurs throughout the Village...
    • 119 Liberty Street, Newburgh, NY

    • Painters (Tradespeople)
    • George Strong was a Newburgh house painter who grew his business and opened a well-appointed paint and wallpaper store on the southwest corner of Liberty and Ann Streets. A separate soda shop fit nicely into the Ann St. facade. Mr. Strong was an...
    • 132 DePew Avenue, Nyack, NY

    • Houses;
    • The Cain House is one of several on DePew Avenue that were built for working class people. It is on the north side of the street, directly opposite Prospect. The lot was sold by Peter and Ann Maria DePew to James Cain in 1859.James was an Irish...
    • 134 DePew Avenue, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Porches;
    • This is an example of a modest, working class Nyack house built in the mid-nineteenth century. Michael Ross, an Irish immigrant, bought the land from Peter DePew in 1859. He and his wife, Catherine,were the owners until 1900. The east addition was...
    • 14, 16, and 18 High Avenue, Nyack, NY

    • Houses;
    • Three of the small houses on lower High Avenue, only a stone's throw from the Hudson River, which were built in the 1800s for working class families. In the 1910 Sanborn map book, all of these homes have front porches. All have been renovated and...
    • 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...
    • 1862-12-31 letter from Jacob HasBrouck  to Rowena HasBrouck

    • African Americans--History; Slaveholders; Slavery; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Jacob tells Rowena about how he spoke to a negro soldier from Baton Rogue from the Rebel army and learns about his time working on a large sugar plantation. He told Rowena how he celebrated New Year's with Billy Van Wagner and the Colonel.
    • 1903 flood

    • Floods; Railroad tracks; Men;
    • Photograph of the aftermath of the 1903 flood showing flood waters, railroad tracks and men working.
    • 1910 printing press at the Rhinebeck Gazette

    • Newspapers; Newspaper industry; Printing presses;
    • The man standing on the right is putting blank sheets into the printing press. The man sitting is working on reviewing the typeset. There are two people in the back by the windows setting type. A small job press is on the left used for ads and...
    • 26 Ackerman Place, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Porches; Towers;
    • This small dwelling at 26 Ackerman Place is typical of the houses owned by members of the working class in the late 1800s. Although the porch has no lower railing, above the porch is a lattice type balustrade. The tower on the left side is unusual.
    • 26 Second Avenue, Nyack, NY

    • Houses;
    • This small frame house was built as a working class residence, in an era when a four- or six-room house was perfectly acceptable. The rear portion may be an addition. The railings, balustrades, and siding are modern changes but the basic structure...
    • 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...
    • 60 South Water Street, Newburgh, NY

    • Automobiles; Blacksmiths
    • This was the auto and wagon shop of Isidor Kohler, Blacksmith. With a garage on the first floor, Mr. Kohler offered two upstairs lofts to let in 1916. Automobile repairing is advertised on the street facade and "sanitary carpet cleaning" was...
    • 7 Prospect Street, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Porches;
    • This small house on Prospect Street has fallen on hard times. It faces west and has another porch on the east side. It's a typical dwelling of a Nyack working class family. At one time there were greenhouses in the yard on the south side. The owner...

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