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We will be looking at some of the many success stories across the country where the sense of history, community and environment was the priority and path to success. For more of this story click HERERead more
Thanks to all who take the time to care. Through the ups and downs we stand together to bring awareness to those who have yet to realize the jewel already in our possession. Thanks to YOU, we have convinced Forest City that saving the Armory IS fundamental to this city's history. The next step is to demonstrate that the building would be best left to those who really care, not a developer who caves in in an effort to save their own project.
So visit www.newrochellearmory.com and see just where the "next chapter in New Rochelle's history" begins.
Stay tuned and stay involved. Thanks again and remember-
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This article by Barbara Davis was originally published in her “Soundings” column for Gannett Sound Shore Newspapers on Sept. 29, 1994 and is printed her with permission.
New Rochelle’s ecclesiastic structures reflect a broad spectrum of architecture as diverse as the spiritual communities they shelter. Each has its own story. The stories frequently illustrate the history of the city itself.
Union Baptist Church, the house of worship located on the corner of Main Street and Locust Avenue, marked a great chapter in its lofty history in October 1994, when it was listed on the Westchester Inventory of Historic Places – the first New Rochelle site to achieve the recognition. The church was chosen for its cultural and historical characteristics and for the exemplary architecture of its 90-year old Neo-Romanesque edifice.Read more
Inspired by the need to provide for the National Defense, this building trained, mustered and sent off countless military groups to defend and protect our interests at home and abroad. Training and drills kept the troops sharp and at the ready for the moment when duty called. That's just part of the service this iconic building provided to this city and region. Sporting events, dances and performances filled the hall bringing the community together in celebration of the lifestyle our freedom afforded us.
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Go to Ebay and type New Rochelle into the search bar, you'll be amazed at the amount of New Rochelle postcards and other items available.Read more
New Rochelle, NY—The City of New Rochelle is seeking nominations of properties that exemplify the City’s significant historical and cultural heritage for the 2011 Heritage Awards. Nominations may be submitted by individuals, organizations, businesses or municipal representatives of
properties for one or more of the following categories:
• Residences older than 50 years that are significant to New Rochelle’s history
• Public or quasi-public structures (e.g. house of worship, home of an organization, etc.) older than 50 years that are significant to New Rochelle’s history
• Stellar restoration, residence
• Stellar restoration, adaptive reuse
• Home of nationally prominent individual
• Significant architect or architectural style
• Landscape or landscape feature (e.g. cemeteries, stone walls, signs; excepting gardens)
Guidelines and nomination forms are available on the City’s website www.newrochelleny.com/heritageawards or at the mayor’s office in City Hall. The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2011.Read more