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    • Dedication of Corti Memorial bench

    • Exedrae (Seating)
    • Harvey Fite presenting the bench given in memory of Dr. Louis Feloy Corti in June of 1948. At the time, the Bardian reported on the event, stating: " Dr. Corti was a teacher of the Romance Languages at the College from 1924 to 1941 and was loved...
    • 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...
    • Indenture of Tom

    • Slavery; Slaves;
    • An indenture of a young African-American boy named Tom to Abraham Corneilson. Abraham Cornelison was a Doctor in Clarkstown, NY. Tom was indentured until he was 28 years old. Tom was alive when New York State was gradually banning slavery in...
    • Affidavit of Aurt Polhamus

    • Affidavits; Toll roads;
    • Handwritten affidavit stating that Aurt Polhamus would not build a section of the Nyack Turnpike between the the property of James DClarks [DeClark] and Ramson [Remson] for $4000.00. Polhamus did not offer a reason why he would not build the road.
    • An act concerning slaves

    • Slavery--Law and legislation;
    • Law passed February 22, 1788 stating that every Negro, Mulatto or Mestee who was a slave at the time this law was passed shall be a slave for his or her life unless manumitted or set free. The law also states that the children of Negro, Mulatto, or...
    • John Wynkoop obituary in Cyrus Freer book

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    • A handwritten personal obituary of John Wynkoop stating that John was a great church man and a good citizen. According to this account the church as full, and many people had to stand, at his funeral. He died at the age of 81 after an illness.
    • 1863-06-05 letter from James Thitchener to his sister

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • James Thitchener writes to his sister about his regiment's activities stating that they are on the move and are expecting a clash with the rebel army who are on the way to Bull Run. He hopes to have better success than in the past. James...
    • Inventory of Cornelius Bruyn Dubois, September 14, 1825

    • Inventories; coverlets; Huguenots; Woven textiles; weaving;
    • One page property inventory dated September 14th, 1825 for Cornelius Bruyn Dubois. The inventory lists bedding, which includes two old overshot (float work) coverlets, several articles of clothing including shoes, jackets and coats, a hetchel,...
    • 6 4th Street, Haverstraw

    • Photographs; Houses; Roofs; Dwellings; Cupolas; Automobiles; Lintels; Barns; Garages; Weather vanes;
    • A large cupola with weathervane features prominently on this gable-roofed brick barn. There are two wooden bay doors with 'No Parking' signs and a hatch door and window on the second level all with lintels. A small round window is positioned right...
    • Pythian Temple, 14 Main Street, Haverstraw

    • Photographs; Roofs; Dwellings; Fraternal organizations; Fraternal lodges; Mansard roofs; Friezes (Entablature components); Business districts; Storefronts; Automobiles; Flagpoles; Cornices; Public service organizations;
    • This four-level brick building with mansard roof, dormers, bracketed cornice and frieze features a sign in the middle stating, "Pythian Temple". The first level is a store-front with a sign in a display window stating, "Rockland County Department...
    • Corner of New Main and Broadway, Haverstraw

    • Photographs; Domes; Banks; Cornices; Quoins; Business districts;
    • This rounded corner two-story building features a dome on the roof. The modified hip roofline leads down to a cornice with dentils and decorated frieze. The two sides of the building end with quoins outlining the entryway. A sign stating "The...
    • Erie Station

    • Railroad stations; Railroad stations; Benches; Carts & wagons; Dormers; Cupolas;
    • This image looks down railroad tracks to an oncoming steam train in the distance. In the foreground, to the left of the tracks there is a railroad station. The station features a side gable with decorative cross members in the gable. There is a...
    • Aftermath of the Haverstraw Landslide

    • Landslides; Brick industry;
    • This image depicts the aftermath of the Haverstraw landslide that occurred on the evening of Monday January 8th in 1906. The January 13th, 1906 Rockland County Times described it as "Haverstraws Dire Calamity," stating: "an immense cave took place...
    • Aftermath of the Haverstraw Landslide

    • Landslides; Brick industry; Postcards
    • This image depicts the aftermath of the Haverstraw landslide that occurred on the evening of Monday January 8th in 1906. The January 13th, 1906 Rockland County Times described it as "Haverstraws Dire Calamity," stating: "an immense cave took place...
    • Aftermath of the Haverstraw Landslide

    • Landslides; Brick industry;
    • This image depicts the aftermath of the Haverstraw landslide that occurred on the evening of Monday January 8th in 1906. The January 13th, 1906 Rockland County Times described it as "Haverstraws Dire Calamity," stating: "an immense cave took place...
    • Aftermath of the Haverstraw Landslide

    • Landslides; Brick industry; Postcards
    • This image depicts the aftermath of the Haverstraw landslide that occurred on the evening of Monday January 8th in 1906. The January 13th, 1906 Rockland County Times described it as "Haverstraws Dire Calamity," stating: "an immense cave took place...
    • Aftermath of the Haverstraw Landslide

    • Landslides; Brick industry;
    • This image depicts the aftermath of the Haverstraw landslide that occurred on the evening of Monday January 8th in 1906. The January 13th, 1906 Rockland County Times described it as "Haverstraws Dire Calamity," stating: "an immense cave took place...

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