Local Unpublished Memoir – 1920s

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    • #2401

      For your reading pleasure I am sharing this document, which was passed along to us from an old neighborhood family.  It is entitled:

      Kingsbridge and Van Cortlandt Park, Changes Since the 1920s

      by Vincent M. Altamuro

      There are many fascinating facts and references therein so I recommend checking it out when you have the time.  Below is a map drawn by the author:


    • #2402

      Many thanks Nick!  The text makes fascinating reading, including a lot of information relating to the re-routing and burial of Tibbetts Brook, about the routing and impact of the Deegan in the 1940s and early 1950s, and about several projects within Van Cortlandt Park.  It also provides a lot of information on neighborhood retailing in the 1940’s and 1950’s, with profiles of many stores.  It seems that a copy was prepared with a lot of accompanying photographs, and that copy may well be archived at the BCHS.

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