Archive for February, 2008

Advertisement for Sale of Newly-Developed Lots Along Pelhamdale Avenue in 1891

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The January 25, 1891 issue of the New-York Tribune contained an interesting little advertisement offering lots along Pelhamdale Avenue “midway between Pelhamville Station (main line) and Pelham Manor Station (Harlem Branch)”. The text of the advertisement appears

Presbyterian Conference at the Little Red Church in Pelham Manor on March 20, 1889

Please Visit the Historic Pelham Web SiteLocated at http://www.historicpelham.com/.Please Click Here for Index to All Blog Postings.The Little Red Church was the first sanctuary of The Huguenot Memorial Presbyterian Church in Pelham Manor. Opened in 1876, the little wooden church stood on the site of the present sanctuary of the Church at “Four Corners” — the intersection of today’s Boston Post

Brief Obituary of Edwin R. Bertine of Pelham Manor Published on August 7, 1888

Please Visit the Historic Pelham Web SiteLocated at http://www.historicpelham.com/.Please Click Here for Index to All Blog Postings.Recently I have tried to collect 19th century obituaries of Pelham residents. One brief obituary for Edwin R. Bertine of Pelham Manor appeared in the August 7, 1888 issue of the New-York Tribune. The text of that obituary appears immediately below.”DIED. . . . .

Disputed Pelham School Board Election of 1882 Led to Charges of Fraud

Please Visit the Historic Pelham Web SiteLocated at http://www.historicpelham.com/.Please Click Here for Index to All Blog Postings.Yesterday I posted to the Historic Pelham Blog an item regarding the Pelham School Board elections of 1881. One year later, the School Board election was much more controversial and led to charges of voter fraud. A lengthy article about the election appeared in the

Town of Pelham School Board Trustee Election of 1881

Please Visit the Historic Pelham Web SiteLocated at http://www.historicpelham.com/.Please Click Here for Index to All Blog Postings.Residents of the Town of Pelham, including women who owned property, voted in the Town election for two School Board Trustee positions in 1881. A very brief account of the results appeared in the October 13, 1881 issue of the New-York Tribune. The text of that