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    • Old South Nyack Village Hall

    • City & town halls; Houses;
    • A closer view of the former South Nyack Village Hall, which was razed when the Thruway was built. See Nyack Library clippings file, "South Nyack" for December 2, 1953 article about the vilage hall.
    • What the Hecht

    • Hotels; Porches;
    • A copy of a Rockland Review article by John Iurica identifies the Ivanhoe Inn as the place where Ben Hecht and Charles McArthur wrote the play "Front Page." Village historian Jean Pardo identifies that as an error. The inn which the playwrights...
    • Police Headquarters "Octopus" Heating System

    • Police stations; HVAC systems;
    • A grainy image of a large heating unit with many large pipes leading from it. The room has a window, a door, a fan, a ceiling light fixture, and a tin ceiling. The caption is "Octopus" Heating System . . . in police headquarters. The photo was one...
    • Slaves Held in New York

    • Slavery; African American men; ; African Americans; African American women; African Americans--History;
    • A New York newspaper article reviewing "the institution of slavery as it exsisted here for 200 years".
    • A Slaver Captured

    • Clippings; Sailing ships; Slave quarters; Slave ships; Slave trade; Slavery; Vessels; Warships
    • A newspaper article reporting a slave ship captured along the coast of Cuba in 1857. The captives, aged from ten to eighteen years, described as unfortunate creatures, taken from a place called Kabinda, on the coast of Africa. Of the 500 taken,...
    • Abolitionism

    • Clippings; Abolition movement; Political activity; Interracial marriage; Yellow journalism;
    • A newspaper article reporting, with an obviously strong editorial point of view, on the political struggle over abolition.
    • Bicycle built in Nyack, NY

    • Bicycles & tricycles; Business enterprises; Factories; Transportation;
    • An article in the January 2, 1897 Journal News announced : "The factory is coming: Bicycles to be made in Nyack next year." Indeed, bicycles were built in Nyack for a few years by the Nuttall Manufacturing Company. Nuttall made every part of the...
    • Liberty Street Grammar School graduates give operetta

    • Schools; School children; Graduation ceremonies; Operas & operettas;
    • An article in the Nyack Evening Journal on June 22 reported: More than 900 persons attended the closing exercises of the grammar department on Monday night when class members presented a Japanese operetta, "Princess Chrysanthemum." Princess...
    • William A. Owens with "Look to the River"

    • Authors; Portrait photographs;
    • Author William A. Owens stands next to a bookcase, holding a copy of "Look to the River." On December 7, 1966, he was featured in a Journal-News article with the headline, "Owens' Story Is Unbelievable." He lived in South Nyack.
    • Gardener's Cottage

    • Photographs; Gothic revival (Architecture)--New York; Romanticism in architecture
    • Called variously the Gardener's Cottage or Gardener's Lodge, this building served as the gatehouse to the Donaldson estate, Blithewood. Though A.J. Davis is often credited as the architect, an 1845 article in an agricultural publication entitled...
    • Unit 02  Clarence Murphy Early Years

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    • Clarence, manager of Amawalk Nursery, talks about his background,born in Constable, Lewis County, NY;mother died at early age leaving dad with three children. moved to farm in country and then to Coppersville. Aunt, father's sister, took care of...
    • After a fire at the '76 House, Tappan, NY

    • Restaurants; Stone buildings;
    • Fire destroyed the front of Tappan's Old '76 House in 1895, leaving the rooms of the inn and restaurant exposed to the street. The building was restored and was soon back in business. This image was apparently used in a newspaper article. Attached...
    • Rockland County Court House

    • Painting; Government facilities; Justice facilities; Magazine covers;
    • In February 1998, the New York State Bar Journal featured an article "Rockland County Celebrating Its 200th Anniversary." On the cover was reprinted artist Robert Burghardt's painting of the Rockland County Court House in New City.

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