Keyword: Kingsbridge Historical Society
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The history of Riverdale and Kingsbridge often seems to start in the 1600s with the arrival of the prestigious Van Cortlandt family. But back then, this area also was considered part of Lenapehoking — Lenape land, which spread from modern-day New Jersey through parts of Delaware and Pennsylvania, and, infamously, Manhatta — later called Manhattan. What happened next has been a regularly misrepresented part of history, some observers say. more
As one of the oldest remaining homes in Kingsbridge, many consider the Moller Mansion on Godwin Terrace as historic. But now it’s about to become history. more
The historical impact of the three-story mansion at 3029 Godwin Terrace is much quieter than mankind’s ascent into the skies and the heavens, but it has influence nonetheless. It seems almost out of place in its Kingsbridge neighborhood, facing P.S. 207 and surrounded by apartment buildings. more
The battle to save Villa Rosa Bonheur might be lost, but the effort to create a legacy for the one-time Spuyten Duyvil landmark is just beginning. more
Many voices have been heard both for and against the paving of Putnam Trail in Van Cortlandt Park. But some voices lost in the commotion might belong to long-lost souls who have the most to lose from such a project. more
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