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Atlas of County Owned Lands, 1940s-1950s
This Atlas of County Owned Lands was created by the Westchester County Planning Department sometime in the late 1950s as a reference to help identify lands owned by Westchester County.
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Atlas of Westchester County, 1881
An atlas of Westchester County that shows landmarks, geographical features, some businesses and most property owners. Arranged by page number, this single volume atlas includes a list of prominent Westchester private schools.
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Atlas of Westchester County, 1901
An atlas of Westchester County that shows landmarks, geographical features, some businesses and most property owners. The index to this atlas includes names of railroad stations and subdivisions. Arranged by page number.
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Atlas of Westchester County, 1910-1911
An atlas of Westchester County that shows landmarks, geographical features, some businesses and some property owners. Arranged in two volumes; first volume includes an index map, while the second volume includes both an index map and an index to towns, villages and subdivisions.
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Atlas of Westchester County, 1929-1930
An atlas of Westchester County that shows landmarks, geographical features, and some property owners. Arranged in four volumes; each volume includes a main index, subdivision index and a street index.
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Bronx Parkway Commission Photograph Albums, 1912-1922
Images from twenty-two photograph albums that primarily document conditions that existed along the Bronx River before construction of the Bronx River Parkway.
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Bronx Parkway Commission Photograph Collection, 1912-1924
Photographs documenting conditions that existed along the Bronx River before construction of the Bronx River Parkway as well as the finished parkway itself.
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Bronx Parkway Commission Maps, 1914
Maps showing the lands that were acquired for the construction of the Bronx River Parkway. Includes the names of previous land owners, as well as show roads, lakes, railroads, and the location of the Bronx River itself.
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Commissioners of Forfeiture Proceedings, 1784-1786
Records of the Commission that sold lands confiscated from those who remained loyal to the British during the American Revolution. Arranged by page number.
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County Clerk Historical Maps, 1793-1928
A sample of maps that have been filed with the Westchester County Clerk's office over the past 200 years. Many of the maps show property ownership, subdivisions or entire towns. Arranged chronologically from earliest date.
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County Executive Annual Messages, 1940-1961
Early "State of the County" addresses given to the Board of Supervisors by the County Executive as a general statement of the finances, government and affairs of the county and a summary statement of the activities of the several departments and officers of the county.
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District Attorney Case Files: Obscure, Noteworthy and Notorious, 1900-1930
Small sample of photographs, documents, wanted posters, etc. taken from various District Attorney case files from the early 1900s. Its primary focus is the division of the cases presented into one of three categories: Obscure, Noteworthy or Notorious, in addition to categorizing them by type of material (photograph, document, etc.), type of crime, location of crime, and defendant name, among other categories.
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John G. Gass Photograph Collection, ca. 1933-1957
John Gass was best known for his photography of landscapes and architecture and for his work with Gilmore D. Clarke, official landscaper of the 1939 New York World's Fair and landscape architect of the Bronx River Parkway. The images in this collection are mostly scenic landscapes, bridges, and Westchester County parks and buildings. Arranged alphabetically according to title.
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Edwin G. Michaelian Photograph Collection, ca. 1909-1984
Photographs documenting the life of Edwin G. Michaelian. Michaelian served as White Plains' City Councilman (1939-1943) and Mayor (1950-1957), as well as Westchester County Executive (1958-1973). Included in some of the photographs are many municipal, county, state, and national officials and dignitaries of the day. Arranged alphabetically according to title.
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Miller House Photograph Collection, ca. 1970s-1990s
The Miller House Photograph Collection is a group of 41 interior and exterior images of the Elijah Miller House showing it as a historical property and also in its role as the Washington’s Headquarters Museum.
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Park Commission Photograph Collection, 1912-1961
Images of the construction and development of the county's parks, parkways, and many county buildings. Includes construction photos, views of Playland, the County Center, and Kensico Dam. Arranged alphabetically according to title.
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Parks Department Lantern Slide Collection, ca. 1920-1935
Views of Westchester's parks, parkways, the County Center, Playland, Kensico Dam and other areas of Westchester County. Arranged alphabetically according to title.
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Playland Postcard Collection, n.d.
Small collection of souvenir postcards from Playland. Some of the postcards show images or illustrations of Playland itself, including the music tower, picnic grove, kiddyland, beach and pool; while others are generic postcards with humorous cartoons or cute animals. Unarranged.
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Playland Photograph Collection, 1927-1941
Detailed photographs of Playland Amusement Park from its construction through 1941. Includes images of amusement rides, games, concessions, buildings, park goers and entertainers. Also includes scenes from Playland beach and boardwalk. The park is an excellent example of Art Deco architecture and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Arranged alphabetically according to title.
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Veterans WPA Cemetery Records, Revolution to World War I
Index cards with biographical and service information for veterans (including both combat soldiers and nurses) from the Revolutionary War through World War I buried primarily in cemeteries located in Westchester County. Also included are maps of cemeteries in Westchester County with graves of veterans and war served marked. Arranged alphabetically by last name (cards) or cemetery (maps).
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Westchester County Control Survey Photographs, 1934-1936
Photographs documenting the work of the Westchester County Control Survey, which mapped boundary lines throughout Westchester County through use of a triangulation survey. Images show the towers and other equipment used to conduct the survey, views from some of the towers and the tower locations, and some of the individuals involved in the project. Arranged alphabetically according to title.
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Westchester County Government Annual Reports: Park and Recreation Commissions, 1923-1955 (gaps)
Annual reports of the Westchester County Park Commission (1923-1932) and Westchester County Recreation Commission (1942-1947, 1949 and 1955) detailing the initial creation of the county parks system and then the amenities and activities available at individual parks and the fees charged for those services. Arranged chronologically according to title.
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