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submitted on May 9, 2017 2:46 PM EDT
Name: walter goffart
Email Address: walter.goffart@yale.edu
Comments: I once accessed a site of yours with a house and obituary of Halcyon Skinner and a history of Smith Carpets. I don't seem able to return to this site. It's very important to me. I'm writing a biography of Alex. Smith Cochran. Please help.
How did you hear about this site? surfing the net

submitted on August 18, 2016 12:30 PM EDT
Name: Joe
Email Address: jmorrow@hotmail.com
Comments: I found a old letter Mrs. L. A. Grover wrote and had Yonkers on the Hudson on it
How did you hear about this site? research

submitted on March 27, 2016 10:28 AM EDT
Name: Janet Torhan Smith
Email Address: woodstockstar@hotmail.com
Comments: What a delightful surprise to find your site. Born and raised in Yonkers with family from the 1800's to see the beauty that once existed but now most distroyed.
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submitted on January 4, 2016 1:23 PM EST
Name: Margo Whittaker
Email Address: m.e.whittaker@dmv.com
Comments: Fascinated by the site. Untermeyer's Park; Alexander Smith's and Cochrans, the impressive homes. Thanks from a PS 16 grad--the school at the site of Robert's Ave and N Broadway!
How did you hear about this site? referral from a yonkers cousin

submitted on November 20, 2015 11:31 PM EST
Name: joan pollock gass
Email Address: pearlharbor1941@cfl.rr.com
Comments: what beautiful exquisit photos. they are so present,felt like i was right there. i was born in yonkers dec.7, 1941. i love yonkers-nothing like the good old days when gramma lived around the corner. my mom and dad both were born in yonkers as many of my relatives and children thank you so much for this site. jpg
How did you hear about this site? googling looking for old photos of yonkers and relatives.

submitted on November 20, 2015 11:31 PM EST
Name: joan pollock gass
Email Address: pearlharbor1941@cfl.rr.com
Comments: what beautiful exquisit photos. they are so present,felt like i was right there. i was born in yonkers dec.7, 1941. i love yonkers-nothing like the good old days when gramma lived around the corner. my mom and dad both were born in yonkers as many of my relatives and children thank you so much for this site. jpg
How did you hear about this site? googling looking for old photos of yonkers and relatives.

submitted on November 20, 2015 11:30 PM EST
Name: joan pollock gass
Email Address: pearlharbor1941@cfl.rr.com
Comments: what beautiful exquisit photos. they are so present,felt like i was right there. i was born in yonkers dec.7, 1941. i love yonkers-nothing like the good old days when gramma lived around the corner. my mom and dad both were born in yonkers as many of my relatives and children thank you so much for this site. jpg
How did you hear about this site? googling looking for old photos of yonkers and relatives.

submitted on November 20, 2015 11:30 PM EST
Name: joan pollock gass
Email Address: pearlharbor1941@cfl.rr.com
Comments: what beautiful exquisit photos. they are so present,felt like i was right there. i was born in yonkers dec.7, 1941. i love yonkers-nothing like the good old days when gramma lived around the corner. my mom and dad both were born in yonkers as many of my relatives and children thank you so much for this site. jpg
How did you hear about this site? googling looking for old photos of yonkers and relatives.

submitted on November 20, 2015 11:29 PM EST
Name: joan pollock gass
Email Address: pearlharbor1941@cfl.rr.com
Comments: what beautiful exquisit photos. they are so present,felt like i was right there. i was born in yonkers dec.7, 1941. i love yonkers-nothing like the good old days when gramma lived around the corner. my mom and dad both were born in yonkers as many of my relatives and children thank you so much for this site. jpg
How did you hear about this site? googling looking for old photos of yonkers and relatives.

submitted on July 29, 2015 10:28 PM EDT
Name: Loretta Manning
Email Address: retmanning@verizon.net
Comments: Thank you for allowing me to look at your wonderful web sight. I was startled to see a picture of my great,great,great grandfather,Jacob Read.Family history has been lost over time and I would love to be able to reconstruct it.
How did you hear about this site? My neice stumbled across it while planning a trip to Gettysburg

submitted on June 12, 2015 10:28 AM EDT
Name: Annamay Lockwood Gambino
Email Address: 4annamaynot@gmail.com
Comments: I lived at 196 Shonnard Terrace until 1965. I loved that house and can still walk its floors step by step. I got married on the front porch. I am so pleased to see the pictures of the lovely area and the wonderful homes. I used to go to the Trevor Park Museum every day after school. What wonderful memories.
How did you hear about this site? This is my second visit. I searched my address through Google

submitted on March 28, 2015 2:40 AM EDT
Name: Ted Bratro
Email Address: bratted@juno.com
Comments: Do you have an image of the Odell estate that became a golf course, and then Homefield? Thanks.
How did you hear about this site? Google

submitted on February 9, 2015 11:22 AM EST
Name: Sara
Email Address: sara@sfusostuffs.com
Comments: lovely!
How did you hear about this site? google search

submitted on February 3, 2015 7:51 PM EST
Name: William F. Torpey
Email Address: williamftorpey@gmail.com
Comments: As a native of Yonkers, I shall be forever grateful that you have made this wonderful site available for all of us who love Yonkers.
How did you hear about this site? By luck meandering around Facebook

submitted on January 11, 2015 12:31 PM EST
Name: Michelle Evans
Email Address: sagittariusrn29@aol.com
Comments: Hello, came across your website. Moved to northwest Yonkers 3 years ago and fascinated by the old homes in the area. Your website is very informative. Do you have any photos of N Broadway looking north around Morsemere ave vicinity?
How did you hear about this site? looking at real estate listings in yonkers

submitted on November 25, 2014 2:55 PM EST
Name: Mary Greene
Email Address: marygreene206@gmail.com
Comments: Do you have any 1900 era photos or a map of the section of 236 Riverdale Ave Yonkers,near Ludlow? That was a residence of my great grandfather Michael McCue - a City of Yonkers Clerk
How did you hear about this site? Internet search

submitted on March 10, 2014 6:00 PM EDT
Name: Lillian ( Dolly0 Liesse
Email Address: bobanddoll@gmail.com
Comments: On Saturday afternoons, when I was around 10 or 11, my Brother, and some of our friends all the same age,,,,, would go to Manor House and walk through the rooms,,,, we had signed that book many, many times as Dolly and Eddie O'Connor,,,,,, it was some thing to do for poor kids like us,,,,,,,,and we were blessed to have had that expeirince,,,,,
How did you hear about this site? From You Bob P.

submitted on January 1, 2014 2:58 PM EST
Name: John
Email Address: Jam793@aol.com
Comments: There is currently a postcard of the Fowler House ( Bryn Mawr Park ) on ebay , does anyone know the where the address of this house was and if the structure still exist ... thank you
How did you hear about this site? a friend

submitted on November 13, 2013 2:54 PM EST
Name: Rich Valentine
Email Address: rich2710@aol.com
Comments: Your website is a facinating read. Any chance you have photos/sketches/stories that relate to my/the Valentine family of Yonkers and/or Mt. Vernon, NY
How did you hear about this site? I stumbled upon it via Google - glad I did

submitted on November 13, 2013 2:54 PM EST
Name: Rich Valentine
Email Address: rich2710@aol.com
Comments: Your website is a facinating read. Any chance you have photos/sketches/stories that relate to my/the Valentine family of Yonkers and/or Mt. Vernon, NY
How did you hear about this site? I stumbled upon it via Google - glad I did

submitted on September 28, 2013 10:36 AM EDT
Name: Bob Piwinski
Email Address: victoriansource@aol.com
Comments: Kevin, I will create a high res scan of the photograph. Also I will see what else I have that might help in your exterior restoration efforts for 1 Odell. I will be in touch via email shortly.
How did you hear about this site? I created it.

submitted on September 21, 2013 8:40 AM EDT
Name: Kevin Hayes
Email Address: FantonLyonct203@aol.com
Comments: You have a 1902 photo of Odell Ave. from the photo Album of Edith Armstong, showing both the Kenny & Scott's House, both of these homes where build and lived in by Patrick Kenny, he built the Scott's house at 1 odell Ave. ca. 1908/09 and in 1910 he built his own Residence at 1052 Warburton and died there in 1941. I have done Extences Research into the Wm. H. Scott's House, the house has had about 6 owners since being built. I am in the pross. of buying 1 Odell Ave. and would love a copy of this Pix, you have. Thank You Kevin Hayes Ps. I Love your site and plan of Restoring the Scott's House at 1 Odell - the Interior of the 1st Floor Main Room's are the original.
How did you hear about this site? Friend

submitted on September 16, 2013 8:32 PM EDT
Name: Mary Hoar
Email Address: yhsociety@gmail.com
Comments: Love your site with your wonderful resources! Thanks for caring so much about Yonkers history!
How did you hear about this site? Good luck!

submitted on August 28, 2013 10:40 PM EDT
Name: Dianne Rossi
Email Address: rossidmr@optonline.net
Comments: This site is a heartwarming journey into the history of Yonkers.
How did you hear about this site? Local conversation.

submitted on June 6, 2013 8:29 AM EDT
Name: jackie
Email Address: jsilipigni@hotmail.com
Comments: Bob - fabulous job on this website! Born and raised in Yonkers 50+ years ago, fond memories abound. Looking for pics of 38 Vineyard Ave, my dad lived there in the 1930's-1950's....any guidance to where I can look? Many thanks, job well done?
How did you hear about this site? yuku soyo website

submitted on May 29, 2013 12:17 PM EDT
Name: Jamie Holladay
Email Address: channy@speedmail1.info
Comments: 116 row a seat 20
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submitted on April 2, 2013 3:56 PM EDT
Name: Kerin McCue
Email Address: kmcq559@optonline.net
Comments: Hi, Bob, We spoke at length at Donna Ingrams Christmas party. I'd like to send you those images of the Runyon tower being dismantled from his home on N. B'way circa 1954. Send me your e-address and I'll get them to you. This is a wonderful site you've created! Truly enjoyable and educational at the same time. Hope you and your family are well. Kerin McCue 559 Palisade Ave Yonkers, NY 10703 914 319 7588 (cell)
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submitted on February 10, 2013 5:48 PM EST
Name: leslie shustak popick
Email Address: yoburl44@aol.com
Comments: Love looking at all the great pictures !!!
How did you hear about this site? on a yonkers site

submitted on October 24, 2012 9:39 PM EDT
Name: Hani Jereis
Email Address: Lungs2treatrrt@optimum.net
Comments: Love the photos. Lived in Yonkers 47 years and counting thank u
How did you hear about this site? FB- Igrew up in Yonkers

submitted on October 12, 2012 5:44 PM EDT
Name: FRANK L WALSH
Email Address: flw59@optonline.net
Comments: I MOVED INTO 1040 WARBURTON IN 1928,I WAS A GOOD FRIEND OF ARMSTRONG.IN 1937 I MOVED TO 9 ODELL AVE.MY HOME TODAY
How did you hear about this site? ON LINE

submitted on September 25, 2012 7:53 AM EDT
Name: Christopher DeMattia
Email Address: ct1955@hotmail.com
Comments: I grew up in Yonkers & spent many years hiking in the woods surrounding Sprain Ridge Hospital. Took many self guided tours of the hospital and other buildings on the grounds in the 1960's. Great site that you've created.Looking for old photos,how can I contact you directly?
How did you hear about this site? Searched for old hospitals in Yonkers

submitted on August 27, 2012 3:37 PM EDT
Name: TOM MURPHY
Email Address: YPD48@COMCAST.NET
Comments: Grteat site, I recognize many of the homes from my youth in south Yonkers.I left 50 years ago to go to USNA at Annapolis but will visit again soon.
How did you hear about this site? email from my sister, Michele Quirolo.

submitted on April 26, 2012 11:55 AM EDT
Name: Penny Baxter
Email Address: penbaxter@aol.com
Comments:
How did you hear about this site? Yonkers web site

submitted on March 24, 2012 1:24 PM EDT
Name: beezy mitler
Email Address: themitone@aol.com
Comments: great for anyone who is 4th generation yonkersite
How did you hear about this site? another yonkersite....

submitted on March 18, 2012 5:27 PM EDT
Name: Francine Eisner, RN
Email Address: francine_eisner@yahoo.com
Comments: I have been working in South Yonkers as a transport nurse for the past few months, and I've grown to love it. It's very sad that the "City of Gracious Living" has become so run-down. I hope that it can be revitalized soon. There is so much potential. I appreciate your web site on the Alexander Smith Carpet Factory very much. It is an underutilized building, and I hope that this will change in the future.
How did you hear about this site? From the "I Grew Up in Yonkers" Facebook page

submitted on February 11, 2012 3:34 PM EST
Name: Vincent E. Lappin
Email Address: vlappin@gmail.com
Comments: I totally enjoyed your site. I read every page.I am originally from the North Bronx, Norwood section and my family moved to Yonkers in 1979. Back in the early 80's I worked for a construction company that renovated many old houses in Yonkers that were up for sale. One of them was an old Victorians home from your then and now page, located on Alta Avenue. These were great buildings the likes we will never see again, it is a shame so many were torn down. Thanks again for the memories... link to South Yonkers...https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000638040174
How did you hear about this site? Facebook site South Yonkers

submitted on January 9, 2012 11:07 AM EST
Name: Webmaster Bob
Email Address: Victoriansource@aol.com
Comments: Hi Rita, There is a detailed description of 170 Shonnard about a third of the way down the main homepage of this site---early photo and historical info about the original owner. Thanks for commenting! www.victoriansource.com
How did you hear about this site? I created the site

submitted on January 9, 2012 10:44 AM EST
Name: Rita Wilson
Email Address: rere648@msn.com
Comments: Have you run across this property on Shonnard. I don't recall it at all http://oldhousedreams.com/2011/08/31/1890-romanesque-yonkers-ny-mona-lisa-smile-6-25m/
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submitted on January 8, 2012 2:12 PM EST
Name: Annamay
Email Address: anngam1043@yahoo.com
Comments: I lived at 196 Shonnard Terrace and keep looking to find 'my' house. The pictures are so beautiful! I can remember who lived in so many of them. I visited the Trevor Park Museum when it was still a house, every day after school. How I miss it all!
How did you hear about this site? searching Shonnard Terrace on Google

submitted on December 23, 2011 8:26 AM EST
Name: elizabeth
Email Address: emdc513@optonline.net
Comments: wonderful picture, I live on 437 palisade ave and to see what it looked like in 1900 is breathe taking
How did you hear about this site? researching 437 palisade ave

submitted on August 31, 2011 7:14 PM EDT
Name: Margaret Moran Fletcher
Email Address: magrock10@aol.com
Comments: Love this site, have come across it many times and love it every time I do.
How did you hear about this site? Google/SoYo Sunset page

submitted on July 22, 2011 8:46 PM EDT
Name: Laura Pitagna
Email Address: bronxgirl1955@optonline.net
Comments:
How did you hear about this site? Bob Piwinski

submitted on May 10, 2011 11:10 AM EDT
Name: carol ann castañeda
Email Address: castaneda66@optonline.net
Comments: Delightful and fascinating! Thank you :)
How did you hear about this site? looking at images of old homes in yonkers online.

submitted on May 4, 2011 9:03 PM EDT
Name: Mayte
Email Address: mayte@optonline.net
Comments: Thank you so much for compiling such an incredible history of Yonkers. These were the first historic photos we've found of our house anywhere! BTW wanted to correct; our house is NW Yonkers/Lincoln Terrace. You have it on South Yonkers page-- images w560h356 & closeupshouthyonkershome.jpg. thanks again!
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submitted on March 29, 2011 10:16 PM EDT
Name: Michael C.
Email Address: cardini4@earthlink.net
Comments: Hello, Great web site! I just happened to drive past the Edwin K. Martin "Overcliff" residence on Alta Avenue yesterday. I also heard some local folklore about this house, Charlie Chaplin and it being the site of the formation of United Artists? This would have been back in 1918/1919. Do you know anything about this story and it's validity? Thank You, Michael C.
How did you hear about this site? Google

submitted on February 14, 2011 10:58 AM EST
Name: Lynn Buhrmeister
Email Address: lbuhrmei@travelers.com
Comments:
How did you hear about this site? from someone doing Yonkers genealogy

submitted on January 25, 2011 6:59 PM EST
Name: Denis Giannelli
Email Address: frfaheyinst@yahoo.com
Comments: Although not an architect, I share your affection for the truly beautiful buildings as well as the rich history of Yonkers. Keep up the good work.
How did you hear about this site? "I grew up in Yonkers" page

submitted on January 20, 2011 10:10 AM EST
Name: Elaine
Email Address: elainewe@yahoo.com
Comments: Thanks for putting together this web site - fascinating to look through. I live in an very old small house in the Armour Villa area of Yonkers, referred to as a carriage house. I believe it's in the background of your posted photo of the Idle Hours house. Does the original photograph of Idle Hours show more detail? I don't know anything about it's history, but it has barn doors inside !
How did you hear about this site? Armour Villa Neighborhood Association newletter

submitted on December 20, 2010 9:00 AM EST
Name: Webmaster Bob
Email Address: VictorianSource@aol.com
Comments: Hi John, I've emailed you Mr. Clark's obituary from the New York Times and also sent you the photos you requested......Happy Holidays!
How did you hear about this site? I created it.

submitted on December 12, 2010 9:43 PM EST
Name: John Foster
Email Address: John.Foster59@verizon.net
Comments: My great grandfather was Eugene Clark. He was the Pres. of the Smith Carpet Co, around 1900-1920 and lived in Yonkers. Any way to buy one of the old photo's of the factory shown in this site?
How did you hear about this site? google my relatives

submitted on December 9, 2010 3:46 PM EST
Name: casey drymon
Email Address: caseyjd1@hotmail.com
Comments: i am researching victorian era architecture and this has a lot of architecture.....:]
How did you hear about this site? google.com

submitted on December 6, 2010 12:43 PM EST
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Email Address: joh00n@z0es.com
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submitted on December 2, 2010 3:29 PM EST
Name: Chris Skinner
Email Address: cs4851@verizon.net
Comments: I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all the amazing work you’ve done on this website. It’s thorough, tasteful, and beautifully captures the very essence of what was the development of a great city during the 19th century. The site has a special appeal to me and my family. I was brought up in Yonkers, I am the great great grandson of Halcyon Skinner (there have been 5 more since), and when possible try to keep this family legacy alive within my own family through discussion and family memorabilia. The highlighting of his life on the home page in addition to the page on the Alexander Smith Carpet Co. is especially satisfying in this regard. After first being introduced to your web site, I immediately became motivated to return to the area, and spent some time at the Oakland Cemetery over the Thanksgiving holiday, where Halcyon and many other Skinners are buried. Very rewarding. As a result of your efforts, I intend to return to the web site on an ongoing basis and introduce others to it as well. Thanks!
How did you hear about this site? savvy family

submitted on November 16, 2010 1:45 PM EST
Name: Pat Harpy
Email Address: PatHarpy@comcast.net
Comments: My ancestors lived in Yonkers in the 1800's and it's great to get a glimpse of the world they lived in. The old homes are magnificant, especially the home of Benjamin Stilwell who was the son-in-law of the sister of my 2nd great grandmother, Harriet Louisa Garrison. You have a wonderful site.
How did you hear about this site? A Yonkers fan on Facebook.

submitted on November 12, 2010 12:45 AM EST
Name: Margaret Graham Murtie Caponigro
Email Address: maggieonline2000@yahoo.com
Comments: How wonderful to see and read this history of Yonkers. I lived there when my parents brought me and my sister from Scotland in 1957. I can actually remember some of them from my childhood. What a wonderful piece this is, thank you very much. Maggie Cponigro
How did you hear about this site? South Yonkers Photos on Facebook

submitted on September 13, 2010 2:46 AM EDT
Name: Kevin Neary
Email Address: KvKJN123@gmail.com
Comments: Remember the good old days in Yonkers.
How did you hear about this site? surfing

submitted on September 11, 2010 2:58 AM EDT
Name: Lillian ( Dolly) O'Connor Liesse
Email Address: bobanddoll@gmail.com
Comments: Really enjoyed seeing all the lovely homes, back in the days, when everyone knew each other.
How did you hear about this site? MY brother mailed me the link, he was checking Yonkers

submitted on September 10, 2010 1:07 PM EDT
Name: Pat Button
Email Address: pbutton@houlihanlawrence.com
Comments: HI Bob, first time on your guestbook, and I read all the entries! They must be gratifying. I never get tired of clicking in, and of course there is always something I haven't seen, or hadn't seen enough. PS: One admmirer asked you to pull the margins in a little bit and I will second the motion. (Just a tiny bit to get a fit on Windows window.)
How did you hear about this site? From you, and many thanks!

submitted on August 23, 2010 1:22 PM EDT
Name: Mary
Email Address: missmarycce@optonline.net
Comments: Loved the website! How did you find all this wonderful information?
How did you hear about this site? Facebook

submitted on August 21, 2010 9:00 PM EDT
Name: Nancy
Email Address: fireromano@aol.com
Comments: I am enjoying this site tremendously. My dad built the home that my family lived in on Clifton Ave., between Riverdale and B'Way, just over the city line. I have yet to see any of the homes in that area on your website, although I am very interested to learn about them and their previous owners. Please stick with this project, many people are thrilled with all the info that you have assembled.
How did you hear about this site? interested in Yonkers history

submitted on August 16, 2010 9:11 PM EDT
Name: Patrick W
Email Address: patrickdwing@aol.com
Comments: great site,really like it. I am rarely in Yonkers, just pass through on the train mostly, but still appreciate the sights nonetheless. I am researching the architect James E Ware, he designed Yonker's YMCA about 1911. I am curious if you know any other buildings attributed to Ware in Yonkers? Thank you, and congrats on your great site! -Patrick
How did you hear about this site? random surfing

submitted on August 13, 2010 3:01 PM EDT
Name: Rita Wilson
Email Address: rete648@msn.com
Comments: I'm been back numerous times to read and re-read your site. Having grown up on Lamartine, Palisades, Warburton Avenues during my formative years, I know so many of those sites first hand. A testament to the gentility of the area and how its more affluent citizens contributed what they could to help their community and its citizens. [One thing - could you pull in the margins to fit the screen?] ;-)
How did you hear about this site? Facebook

submitted on August 12, 2010 9:55 PM EDT
Name: Joan Romano
Email Address: jroma114@hotmail.com
Comments: Just too fascinating.Mesmerizing.You did a wonderful job.
How did you hear about this site? I stumbled upon it by accident.. I went to Elizebeth Seton School in 1951, the first year it opened on the Boyce Thompson Estate north of St. John's Riverside Hospital off Odell Aveneu. I was really taken aback by the fact that Mr. Havemeyer resided at his cottage on 58 Lamartine Ave.

submitted on August 5, 2010 8:55 AM EDT
Name: VictorianSource
Email Address: VistorianSource@aol.com
Comments: Hi Cindy, Thank you for writing to me in the guestbook on my website. Yes indeed the book you have contains the signatures of some of Yonkers early socialites. Judging by the year and its signatures it is probably a school keepsake as most of the ladies would be rather young in 1884. Elinor Cochran (Later Elinor C. Stewart) was one of the six children of Eva Smith Cochran, one of the wealthiest women in America at that time. I wrote about her on the home page of my website. The Cochran family name is sometimes spelled with an "e" at the end. You would need to do some hunting to track descendants, but I'm sure Philipse Manor Hall in Yonkers, a NY State historic site, and one of the Cochran family's acts of restoration would love to showcase the book in their museum ( http://philipsemanorhall.blogspot.com/ ) . Also read more about Philipse Manor and the Cochran connection here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philipse_Manor_Hall_State_Historic_Site As I mentioned most of the names mentioned were indeed the upper eshelon's siblings at that time. I've also attached another article from the New York Times that mentions both Elinors... so you can see they were friends. I hope this helps a little. If you need more info please feel free to write!
How did you hear about this site? I created it!

submitted on August 5, 2010 12:39 AM EDT
Name: Cindy Krieger
Email Address: cindy_krieger@hotmail.com
Comments: I am searching for the owner or descendents of an 1884 Autograph Book. The book was found in the walls of my Son's house when he did renovations. The house is in Haileybury (Northern) Ontario. The owner of the autograph book seems to be GEORGIANA BASHFORD of Yonkers New York. There are several other signatures: LILLIE H. JACKSON ELINOR COCHRANE RUTH PRIME FRANCES M. THAYER LUCY A. STARR ELEANOR BURNET SCRUGHAM LOUISE G. FREELAND and just "Mabel" Any help about this piece of history would greatly be appreciated. Thanks for listening, Cindy Krieger, Northern Ontario Canada P.S. All of these ladies seem to be from Yonkers, New York, or Yonkers-on-Hudson. Throughout my research I could not locate a school with such names.
How did you hear about this site? I have been searching Yonkers New York and have sent several e-mails out with no results.

submitted on July 31, 2010 9:31 AM EDT
Name: Richard J Furnari
Email Address: tab10705@yahoo.com
Comments: Thanks for sharing. Wonderful pics and datum.
How did you hear about this site? from south yonkers facebook.

submitted on July 29, 2010 5:24 PM EDT
Name: Laurie Morrow
Email Address: lpmorrow@msn.com
Comments: This is a splendid site -- you have such a treasure trove here. Thank you for sharing it with us.
How did you hear about this site? From SoYo Sunset

submitted on July 28, 2010 6:34 PM EDT
Name: C. Krieger
Email Address: cindy_krieger@hotmail.com
Comments: Hi there, Iam writing from Northern Ontario Canada. I am searching for any info on "Georgiana Bashford, Yonkers, New York 1884". I think I may be in poessession of an Autograph Book that may have belonged to her. There are some addresses etc., all seeming to be in Yonkers, New York. Other names in the book are as follows: Eleanor Burnet Scrugham Louise G. Freeland Ruth H. Prime Frances M. Thayer Lillie H.(?) Jackson Elinor Cochran Lucy A. Starr and "Your Loving Friend Mabel" I would be greatful for any info. ThankYou Cindy Krieger p.s. Your site is very interesting and well done.
How did you hear about this site? Searching Names of Peoples in 1800's Yonkers, New York

submitted on July 28, 2010 11:32 AM EDT
Name: CAROL BOREK GERMANO
Email Address: carol.borekgermano@verizon.net
Comments: I grew up in Yonkers on Waverly Street, but my mother and I used to walk in North Yonkers and admire the old Victorian homes - so stately and lovely. The photos brought back the good old memories of Yonkers.
How did you hear about this site? FACEBOOK

submitted on July 24, 2010 7:22 AM EDT
Name: Barbara
Email Address: bubby536@bellsouth.net
Comments: What fabulous photos. I grew up in one of Yonkers Victorian homes - 536 North Broadway and lived in Yonkers most of my life. Still searching for photos of my childhood home. I have such fond memories of how Yonkers used to be. Thank you for all the time, effort and dedication to this wonderful website.
How did you hear about this site? I was searching the web for a photo of the Glenwood Lodge in Yonkers (and found it among these incredible photos). Thank you.

submitted on July 22, 2010 8:33 AM EDT
Name: Bob Simmons
Email Address: sspswmeitw@msn.com
Comments: I was only here for a short while but was delighted by what I saw.
How did you hear about this site? Friends of Yonkers on FB

submitted on July 22, 2010 1:03 AM EDT
Name: Patricia O'Brien Casella
Email Address: pobcasella@yahoo.com
Comments: I grew up at 456 Warburton Avenue and have always loved the architecture and character of the Yonkers homes. This site is a fascinating glimpse of what they looked like in their original glory. I see something new everytime I browse. Thanks for all your hard work.
How did you hear about this site? I grew up in Yonkers face book

submitted on July 18, 2010 4:57 PM EDT
Name: Cherylann McCauley-Davidson
Email Address: cherylann9846@sbcglobal.net
Comments: Born and raised in Yonkers,it will always be my home,because the memories are close to my heart.Beautiful photo's so thank you.
How did you hear about this site? A friend for many years who also grew up in Yonkers

submitted on July 5, 2010 9:57 PM EDT
Name: Carol Welsh
Email Address: wvumom@hughes.net
Comments: Your website is quite extensive and charming. Much time and effort went into research and I commend you for all your hard work. I would like to live in the woodhouse. Too bad so many of the homes are gone or have changed so that they are unrecognizable to thier first vision. Keep up the good work.
How did you hear about this site? This very interesting person told me about it.

submitted on July 2, 2010 12:53 AM EDT
Name: margaret mckenna
Email Address: winstonhemlock@aol.com
Comments: What a wonderful site! I really enjoyed browsing through it. Thank you.
How did you hear about this site? Surfing the web

submitted on June 15, 2010 3:13 PM EDT
Name: Nancy A Bauer
Email Address: Nancy.Bauer@OPRHP.state.ny.us
Comments: Do you know if any images exist of the Colgate house on Ravine?... or any of the other Colgate homes in Yonkers. I'm interested in James B. and James C. Thank you once again for your help! Almost forgot... been hunting down a particular image of 753 Warburton, I'm told there was an image on the old Friends' site, but I've gone all through my resources, and Joan's power point from Browne's book, can't find it. Have I told you lately I love your site? and, did you get on the preservation board? would love to know. As I told you before, we need people like you on our board! ttys, Nanc(Philipse Manor Hall)
How did you hear about this site? From the "horse's mouth"!

submitted on June 8, 2010 6:15 PM EDT
Name: Verdaria
Email Address: tgrant013@gmail.com
Comments: Thank you so much for taking the time and energy into putting this fabulous site.I am crazy about Victorian architecture and its various styles.There is nothing more beautiful than a Victorian period home, and my life's dream is to own one. I lived at 148 Hawthorne Ave. from 1988-1996. My mother still lives at that Yonkers address. I absolutely love your photos. Thank you so much, this is a feast for the eyes!
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submitted on May 21, 2010 10:52 PM EDT
Name: Rich
Email Address: newcolonia@googlemail.com
Comments: I currently live on Warburton near Odell and love to see all the great homes, estates and mansions that used to exist in this area. It is amazing that several still exist.
How did you hear about this site? Google search for Yonkers homes

submitted on May 10, 2010 4:34 PM EDT
Name: Gary Brewer
Email Address: g.brewer@ramsa.com
Comments: Extraordinary website showcasing the importance of historical Yonkers and especially Park Hill. I hope that the Yonkers City Council takes note of the historical significance of Park Hill and that they and the others that fought the historic districting will better understand the historical importance of preserving Park hIll for future generations.
How did you hear about this site? A friend

submitted on March 31, 2010 10:35 AM EDT
Name: Lorraine Gordon
Email Address: lmgordon@pipeline.com
Comments: Kudos on your site! I've been a Yonkers resident for the past 6 years. (My first apt. was in an old Victorian house on Warburton Ave. I've moved from that location, but still live in the neighborhood.) I loved looking at the photos of all the beautiful Victorians; some of which I know from my walks in the area--one of the perks of living in this beautiful section of Yonkers.
How did you hear about this site? Found it by happenstance via google.

submitted on January 9, 2010 12:47 PM EST
Name: Steve Byrns
Email Address: sbyrns@bkskarch.com
Comments: Excellent resource. I organized a large Yonkers-wide postcard show at Philipse Manor Hall in the 90's. Yonkers is a fascinating place; it sticks to your ribs! Like ancient Rome, you have to squint your eyes to imagine what was there before and its history, but it is worth it!
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submitted on November 26, 2009 8:35 AM EST
Name: Kim Fader
Email Address: kfader@gmail.com
Comments: Lovely to see this collection of images on your site. 64 Alta Ave was built in 1894, and enlarged in 1896. The original owner was Judge Frances Winslow. I had never seen the image you posted here, before.
How did you hear about this site? My daughter, Sophie

submitted on November 24, 2009 1:13 AM EST
Name: Sophie Fader
Email Address: sfader@gmail.com
Comments: The House pictured from Park Hill, image titled "july 4 1904" captioned "location unknown," is 64 Alta Avenue, my childhood home.
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submitted on October 20, 2009 9:33 PM EDT
Name: 88letters
Email Address: nycwalkers@gmail.com
Comments: This site should prove quite beneficial to our research, thanks so much! www.88letters.blogspot.com
How did you hear about this site? twitter

submitted on October 6, 2009 5:15 PM EDT
Name: Whitney Boin
Email Address: whboin@gmail.com
Comments: Great site. The photo of the Hendrick Hudson Hotel is the best I've seen. Would it be possible to obtain a hi res image?
How did you hear about this site? Google search on Philips Manor

submitted on September 16, 2009 11:40 AM EDT
Name: John Hanna
Email Address: CWAUNION@JUNO.COM
Comments: This has got to be one of the best web pages i ever came across in my nearly 20 yrs on line,well done.
How did you hear about this site? facebook

submitted on August 15, 2009 11:46 AM EDT
Name: John Murtagh
Email Address: jmmurt@hotmail.com
Comments: There is a picture on your Victorian Homes of Yonkers Page identified as "interesting shingle house circa 1905" which I believe is our home at 223 Parkview Avenue (then known as Railroad Avenue). Any information? Any idea where I can get a copy of the photo? Thanks. John Murtagh
How did you hear about this site? google

submitted on July 8, 2009 4:10 PM EDT
Name: Annie
Email Address: annieschiller
Comments: This is great. Have you thought about doing a Yonkers Historical Page on flickr? Hastings on Hudson has this site...http://www.flickr.com/photos/hastingshistoricalsociety/
How did you hear about this site? Flickr Yonkers Group

submitted on May 18, 2009 10:10 PM EDT
Name: Mike Palmeri
Email Address: mpbdfn2@hotmail.com
Comments: Great site. Thank you for posting all these great photos and information about the early days of Yonkers.
How did you hear about this site? Facebook group," I grew up in Yonkers"

submitted on May 17, 2009 1:51 AM EDT
Name: Jackie Rohrig
Email Address: jackkota@aol.com
Comments: This is a beautiful collection and effort! Thank you so much for showing me the Yonkers my Great grandfather must have seen! Half of my family is from Yonkers, some still there, but unfortunately not the part I am having so much trouble getting information on! They lived in Halliday, Seymour, Franklyn, Riverdale, Rossiter and Odell Ave., among others! It is wonderfull in an artistic, historic and as a way of feeling closer to those who are no longer here! Please continue this wonderful work!
How did you hear about this site? searching the Internet for Yonkers information!

submitted on May 5, 2009 12:28 PM EDT
Name: Glenn Borghoff
Email Address: gaborghoff@aol.com
Comments: Love the site. I am a Grt Grt Grandson of Joseph and Caroline Garrison Peene who lived at 150 Warburton Ave.
How did you hear about this site? Internet search

submitted on April 18, 2009 10:47 PM EDT
Name: Mike & Michelle Arcigal
Email Address: marcinyo@optonline.net
Comments: Having grown up in southwest Yonkers both my wife and I, its amazing to actually see what it was like when Yonkers was "the city of gracious living" around the turn of the century. Thank you for making this collection available online. This is truly a valuable resource for those of us who care about the past.
How did you hear about this site? I stumbled upon it

submitted on April 11, 2009 1:24 PM EDT
Name: Eileen D'Addario
Email Address: etd1961@MSN.com
Comments: Enjoyed early photos.I have many of the early post cards as well. Also several books on early Yonkers and its architecture.
How did you hear about this site? From a friend

submitted on March 30, 2009 10:13 PM EDT
Name: andrew strenk
Email Address: astrenk@ix.netcom.com
Comments: very impressive
How did you hear about this site? researching a relative, Edwin K. Martin from Lancaster, Penn.

submitted on March 16, 2009 10:25 PM EDT
Name: Matt Z.
Email Address: matt21787@aol.com
Comments: This site is absolutely amazing! I thank you so much for putting the effort of making this site. I am a big lover of Victorian architecture. Im an currently an architecture student at NYIT in long island but live in nearby Rockland County. I visited Yonkers last week with my father and while there i discovered some great landmarks however remuddled by inappropriate renovation and time. However this peaked my interest in this city. I saw the tower of the great Alta Avenue mansion high above the city and was just dying to see what it was. That is how I stumbled upon this site, and I am so glad I did. However it saddens me that this city has disrespected its built history and most of its impressive architecture bit the dust to "progress." Thanks again for sharing these wonderful images
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submitted on March 9, 2009 9:50 AM EDT
Name: John Pearsall
Email Address: jpearsall@hearst.com
Comments: Great site Bob...can really relate to the pictures having lived up there for seven years.
How did you hear about this site? LinkedIn

submitted on February 27, 2009 11:14 PM EST
Name: Shannon Daugherty
Email Address: jul20@optonline.net
Comments: Loved all the pictures. The house described as in the Park Hill Section of Yonkers with the For Sale by H. Woodhouse in the window is actually on Shonnard Terrace. Thank you - it was wonderful to see an original picture of my home!
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submitted on February 18, 2009 7:15 PM EST
Name: Lucille Gordon
Email Address: lgordon1@nyc.rr.com
Comments: excellent website for us Victorian buffs. May I send a link to Justin Ferate whose large mailing list reaches preservationists, architectural tourists, history fans etc?
How did you hear about this site? a Yonkers resident sent me the link

submitted on February 18, 2009 1:03 PM EST
Name: esg
Email Address: esgordon@hotmail.com
Comments: Fabulous! Looking forward to digging in in more detail . . . thanks to Chuck Lesnick for publicising this, and all the best to you!
How did you hear about this site? chuck lesnick newsletter

submitted on February 15, 2009 6:56 PM EST
Name: Fr John H. Erickson
Email Address: jhe@svots.edu
Comments: I loved your site so much that I sent along the web address to my older son, who is very interested in restoration of old houses. Thanks!
How did you hear about this site? From you, in person, this morning at church!