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    • 121 First Avenue, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Bungalows; Porches;
    • This small bungalow has a roof line that curves over the porch. The house appears to have had few changes since it was built, although it's unlikely that the stucco is original. it is a simple construction, with unusual porch columns with brackets.
    • 127 DePew Avenue, Nyack, NY

    • Houses;
    • This late nineteenth century house has had few changes over the years, although the porch has been replaced. There are double brackets under the eaves, the windows are very plain, and the roof slopes steeply in the back. Its history is not known.
    • 136 DePew Avenue, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Remodeling;
    • In 1996, this house was undergoing restoration and the changes altered the basic structure of the building. This is one of many working-class family houses in the block west of Franklin Street. This house was built by Michael Ross, the owner of 134...
    • 148 South Broadway, South Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Mansard roofs; Architectural decorations & ornaments;
    • This family dwelling at 148 South Broadway is a classic mansard style with a rosette tile roof, hooded windows, and a paneled cornice. Although fairly small, it is rich in details.
    • 1862-09-18 letter from James Thitchener to his aunt

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • James writes this letter to his aunt, four days after he was mustered into service. He is presently in Virginia, near Georgetown. He thinks that the Union is already winning the war, even though the rebels fight well. One of his friends fainted...
    • 2 South Boulevard, South Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Fanlights; Porches; Dormers;
    • Although we cannot see the entire house, the architectural details are interesting. Leaded windows form trios and quartets on the first two stories. There is a fanlight above the upper trio. The curved line outlining the small entrance porch is...
    • 201 South Boulevard, South Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Porches;
    • This cottage perches on the hillside just below Nyack College. Although compact, it features details like leaded window panes, a screened-in porch, and massive concrete pillars.
    • 216 High Avenue, Nyack, NY

    • Houses;
    • Although not a particularly good photo, this does show the additions made to 216 High Avenue. The two-story dwelling is found on Map 17 of the 1910 Sanborn Map Company Insurance Maps of Nyack.
    • 22 Summit Street, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Porches;
    • The small windows of the low second story of this dwelling indicate early nineteenth century construction.Stairways to the porch and lawn show the elevation of Summit Street, well above the main part of the Village of Nyack. Although this is an...
    • 24 DePew Avenue, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Porches;
    • Which balconies, porches, and roofs are original? It's impossible to tell on this intriguing house. The history is unknown, although it was built before 1884 as it is on the Burleigh map of Nyack produced that year. In the 1910 Sanborn map, the...
    • 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.
    • 30 Second Avenue, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Architectural decorations & ornaments;
    • This Victorian residence is set back from Second Avenue; the garage is nearer the street. Although close to its neighbors on Third Avenue, the house has retained its original character and architectural features, but the greenhouse is an obvious...
    • 34 Hart Place, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Gables; Architectural elements;
    • 34 Hart Place was built by Matthew Watson DeBaun, Nyack's premier builder of the late nineteenth century. It is located on the west side of Hart, between Fifth and Sixth avenues. This was the home of David D. Smith, a gentleman farmer and steamboat...
    • 36-38 South Franklin, Nyack, NY

    • Buildings; Houses; Storefronts;
    • This combination of store and house is on the northwest corner of Franklin Street and DePew Avenue in Nyack. Although built at different times, the house and building were considered one property as they were bought and sold over the years.
    • 50th reunion, class of 1933, Nyack High School

    • Reunions; Portrait photographs;
    • Nine members of the Nyack High School Class of 1933 celebrated a fiftieth reunion in 1983. The picture was found in a yearbook donated to the Nyack Library. Unfortunately the classmates are not identified, although one is certainly Pauline Von...

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