From: https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2010/04/08/was-the-privates-car-a-g-j-g The Mammoth Garage is no longer and the building was demolished for The Mitchell construction on Mamaroneck Ave. This is the story by Daniel Strohl “The private’s car and the Mammoth Garage By Daniel Strohl on Apr 8th, 2010 at 8:02 am In This Article:… Continue Reading “Mammoth Garage of White Plains”
Came across this article from New York Times August 14, 1988: “Wanted: A Watchman Of the Waterways” written by William G. Lawyer who at the time was the executive director of the Greenburgh Nature Center. Keep in mind that it was written long before the… Continue Reading “Where is the Mamaroneck River in White Plains?”
Presidents are honored in White Plains (WP) by the naming many of its streets after them. Besides the street named for him, our first President had a school named for him. There is a George Street but there are others that this street was named after.… Continue Reading “Presidents in White Plains”
The Martine Family had a large homestead that was in the area between what is now East Post Road and Martine Avenue across from the Coachman on East Post Rd. William Martine (b.1796) is listed in the 1880 census as still living in White Plains… Continue Reading “Martine Ave of White Plains”
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White Plains has 30 neighborhoods. Names come from streets, geographic area, names of estates, Battle of WP, developers name for area, farms and from those that owned or lived in those areas.
The former Grove Street was renamed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to honor the civil rights leader of the 20th century in 1997. A statue of Dr. King stands on the street in front of the Westchester County Court House. It was dedicated on January… Continue Reading “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard”
Bloomingdale Road in White Plains is where one can find Bloomingdales’ Department Store. But, contrary to what one might think, it is not the reason for the name of the street. The name comes from the former psychiatric hospital Bloomingdale Hospital (or Bloomingdale Asylum)… Continue Reading “What’s in a Name? Bloomingdale Road vs. Bloomingdale’s”
The Bar Building of White Plains located at 199 Main Street dates from 1926. Back then it was the tallest building constructed between Manhattan and Albany but today it is overshadowed by Westchester’s tallest buildings in the Ritz Carlton Complex. The name for the… Continue Reading “What’s in a Name? White Plains’ Bar Building”
The three volume spiral bound Cemeteries of Westchester County by Patrick J. Raftery is a great resource for information about the cemeteries of Westchester County, NY . Books are available at local libraries and for sale at the Westchester County Historic Society. The following is from the Historical… Continue Reading “Cemeteries of Westchester County”