Archive for January, 2010

News of Pelham, City Island and Pelhamville Reported on September 5, 1884

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The September 5, 1884 issue of The Chronicle, published in Mount Vernon, New York, included news columns reporting on developments in Pelham and City Island and in Pelhamville.  The two news columns are transcribed below, each followed by a citation to its

News About Pelham Manor and Pelhamville in 1895 – Lighting Districts, Gas for the Village, Baseball and More

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On May 23, 1895, a newspaper published in Mount Vernon, The Chronicle, published one of its regular news columns on “Our Nearby Neighbors” reporting developments in Pelhamville and Pelham Manor.  I have reviewed many, many such news reports.  This particular

Photographs of Exterior and Interior of 146 Third Avenue in Pelham During 1890s or Early 1900s

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I recently received two beautiful photographs of the home located at 146 Third Avenue near the southeast corner of Third Avenue and Third Street in the Village of Pelham.  The photographs depict the exterior and the interior of the home as it looked in the

1887 Election of the Board of Directors of The City Island and Pelham Park Horse Railroad Company

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I have written before about the “horse railroad” that once ran from Bartow station on the branch line to City Island in the Town of Pelham.  See, e.g., Tue., September 1, 2009:  Pelham News on February 29, 1884 Including Talk of Constructing a New Horse

Another Account of the 1879 Home Invasion Robbery of the Old Stone House in Pelhamville

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I have written before of the traumatic 1879 home invasion robbery of Mrs. Mary Parrish in the Old Stone House that still stands at 463 First Avenue in the Village of Pelham (photo below).  See Wed., October 14, 2009:  1879 News Account Provides Additional