Westchester Parks & Parkways, 1924

This map is from the 1924 Report of the Westchester County Park Commission, published during a period in which the Westchester park and parkway system was being greatly expanded. Thanks to the Oechsner Archive for this vintage map.

Bear Mountain Bridge, circa 1924

¬† A selection of images from a souvenir post card folder, printed in Newburgh, N.Y., soon after the Bear Mountain Bridge was opened.The folder consists of a cover, with an accordian-folded strip of 18 post card sized images, printed back-to-back. The cost of mailing the item was 1.5 cents. According to the Wikipedia article on … Continue reading Bear Mountain Bridge, circa 1924

Standard Oil Automobile Map, 1938

Detail of the Croton area from a 1938 Standard Oil of New York automobile map.

Albany Post Road Through Croton, 1789

Plates 9 and 10 from A Survey of the Roads of the United States of America by Christopher Colles. 1789, showing the Albany Post Road going through Croton. Plate 9, on the top, right side shows the road crossing the Croton River at the Van Cortlandt ferry, continuing north on plate 10. The numbers indicate … Continue reading Albany Post Road Through Croton, 1789

Brook Street

Postcard of Brook Street, circa 1907-1930.

Old Post Road Inn

A postcard circa 1909 of the Old Post Road Inn in Croton.

Albany Post Road Milestones

This photo shows the Albany Post Road milestone, located at the intersection of Albany Post Road and the southern entrance ramp to Route 9 (where Hilltop Farm is today). It is unlikely that this is the original location of the marker. For a map showing the locations of the markers, see this post.