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    • Brooks Carriage & Sleigh Factory

    • Carriages & coaches; Sleds & sleighs; Stores & shops; Workshops;photographs
    • Photograph of Brooks Carriage & Sleigh Factory, located in Downtown Chester on Main Street at Center Street. With the advent of the automobile, it became Brook's Garage. Currently, 2006, this building is occupied by Bodle’s Opera House.
    • George H. Brooks' Sign

    • Signs (Notices);
    • Original advertisement sign of George H. Brooks, stating Hand Made Wagons & Carriages Painted. George H. Brooks moved from Sterling Furnace to Sugar Loaf in 1885, and operated a Blacksmith Shop. In 1895 he moved to Chester to a wooden building...
    • Entertainment No. 4. - Chester Library and Social Club.

    • Advertisements; Musical revues & comedies; Playbills; Programs
    • Chester Library and Social Club Program. The Chester Library & Social Club raised funds to maintain the library, through the sale of tickets to entertainment courses and production of entertainments and plays in Bodle's Opera House from 1902 to...
    • Unit 04-Beginning of Musical Career

    • Ethnic groups; Immigrants; Segregation; Church schools; racism;
    • He talks about how his first trip to the opera was as a chaperon for his younger brother. He talks about taking music lessons (trumpet) when he was a child from a gentleman who was a professional music director; in fact, the instructor was first...
    • Railroad Turntable at Nyack

    • Business districts; Railroads; Turntables (Railroads);
    • Here is a partial view of the Nyack railroad turntable where engines were turned around to head south again. Franklin Street businesses are in the background. At the left is Comfort Coal Building, the short building with a stepped top was a bar,...
    • Nyack's South Franklin Street, East Side

    • Business districts; Urban renewal;
    • This cluster of brick and frame buildings, on Franklin Street between Burd and DePew Avenue in Nyack, was a jumble of small, local businesses. Far down at the right was the Opera House and just to its left, Wanamaker's Shoe Repair. Nyack's...
    • John Anthony Singing

    • Libraries; Centennial celebrations; Singers; African Americans;
    • John Anthony, opera singer, performs with the Martin Luther King Singers at the Nyack Library Centennial Celebration. In the back on the left are Andrea Blythewood and Bert Hughes, both teachers at Nyack High School. On the right is George Bryant,...
    • The John Renella Family

    • Families;
    • John Renella and his wife and seven children solemnly face the camera. John was the owner of the Opera House at the corner of Franklin Street and DePew Avenue in Nyack. Later his son John had a tavern there.
    • Hudson-Fulton Celebration float - Lohengrin

    • Boats; Postcards;
    • The Hudson-Fulton Celebration Commission created a vast number of floats for the huge parade held in New York City. Later, the floats were sent, a few at a time, to smaller parades in the Hudson River Valley. This post card depicts the float that...
    • Nyack Opera House

    • Buildings; Mansard roofs; Opera houses;
    • The Nyack Opera House was a 4-story structure at the corner of DePew Avenue and South Franklin Street. Operas, concerts, and political rallies were held there. The building was demolished for Nyack's Urban Renewal Project. This photocopy is the...
    • Snow piled high on Main Street, Nyack, NY

    • Blizzards; Snow; Streets;
    • Snow is piled high on Main Street west of the Onderdonk Block. Buildings on the north side of Main Street and the advertisement for the opera house were clues to the date of the image. This is possibly a picture taken after the famous Blizzard of ...

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