This is a photo from the 1920's and shows the Wykagyl Train Station...it was a stop on the Westchester abd Boston RailRoad...the current picture was taken 1n 2009 and shows that the roof and building are the same as they were.Read more
This is a postcard from the 1950's...it depicts The New Rochelle Trust Company Branch for Northern New Rochelle...it was billed as "Your Home Town Bank"...introducing the new concept of a "Drive In" bank...the President of the Bank was Ralph Tyner. The current picture was taken in 2007 and shows the HSBC Branch.Read more
This postcard shows Mayflower Avenue looking west from North Ave. It was posted in April 1921..the current Picture was taken in 2009.Read more
I'm pretty sure it's narrated by Judge O'Toole, not sure who the other guy is.
EDITOR'S NOTE: About a month after this video was posted on Talk of the Sound, Mayor Bramson added the video to his blog with the following note:
While we should not allow fond memories to supplant a coherent and achievable vision for the future, there is great value in knowing our history and, when appropriate, preserving it in physical form. Respect for the past can play an important role in strengthening a city’s identity, charm and quality of life.
It seems like Glen Island was a magnificent place to visit until Westchester County took it over. Maybe it can be a great place again if the County were to sell it with the stipulation that it must be used for recreation etc. (not housing)Read more
R.B Ward, the Master Baker. Great article from the Baseball Magazine circa 1915?. Loaded with info on William B. Ward's (school) father. Resident of New Rochelle, Owner of baseball teams and league, history of his life and legacy...Great read! I guarantee you not many people in New Ro have ever heard any of what you are about to read.Read more
The Thanhouser website. Features some very interesting history of the company that was a pioneer in the silent film era. New Rochelle was home to the studio for most of its existence in the early 1900's. Thought some might enjoy.Read more