Memoir and Kingsbridge History Essay

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    • #2888
      ndembowski
      Keymaster

      A Kingsbridge old-timer reached out to me to share a local history essay that he wrote about the neighborhood and the research that he did on his family home, which you may recognize as 3121 Kingsbridge Avenue:

      Here is the link to the essay (although it may not work on a mobile device) https://nrvoutdoors.com/3117/3117.html

      It contains some great general history about the neighborhood as well.

    • #2890
      Thomas Casey
      Participant

      Nick, Very interesting read….However, no where in this well written narrative is details of who the author is !  Just like Mr. ???   (Thomas G. Caceci  )  Mr. Thomas X. Casey  had to do some detective work.  First, I knew he was born at Fitch Hospital, since I had rare postcard of this Hospital that became University Heights Senior Apartments.  Fitch Hospital 123 West 183 Street at Sedgwick & Loring Place.  Looking up the deed of Sale for 3121 Kingsbridge Avenue in 1981 provided the Father & Son’s names1981 3121 Kingsbridge Avenue: deed

    • #2891
      Thomas Casey
      Participant

      University Heights Senior Apartments.  Fitch Hospital 123 West 183 Street at Sedgwick & Loring Place.University Heights Senior Apartments &  Fitch Hospital

    • #2892
      spabob
      Participant

      I thoroughly enjoyed the essay. However, I do have two comments: (1) I attended PS 7 from 1950 to 1953, until PS 122 was built. I thought there was a cornerstone for PS 7 that gave the date “1898”. The “new” addition to the school, on Corlear Ave., I believe was built in the 1920s; (2) The picture shown in the essay of PS 7 is not the way I remember it. When I went there the street must have been lowered since there were steps you had to go up to get to the playground.

    • #2893
      Thomas Casey
      Participant

       

      1ps 7PS 7 in 1927 & with the addition 

    • #2894
      Thomas Casey
      Participant

      ps 7

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