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Monday, October 31, 2005

Remnants of Pelham's Boy Scout Cabin Near The Hutchinson River Parkway

On July 19, 2005, I published to the Historic Pelham Blog a posting entitled "Pelham's Boy Scout Cabin Near The Hutchinson River Parkway". That posting included an image of the Boy Scout Cabin that once stood near the Hutchinson River Parkway in Pelham Manor and provided information about the cabin that was designed by Charles M. Hart, a prominent Pelham Manor architect. Today's posting will provide an image of the remnants of the cabin, razed long ago, as well as information about visiting those remnants.

Vine-Covered Great Stone Chimney and Hearth of
the Pelham Boy Scout Cabin.  Photograph by the
Author on October 30, 2005.  NOTE:  Click on Image to Enlarge.

The photograph above shows virtually all that is left of what once was the cabin. It is a vine-covered great chimney that once stood with the cabin. The architect's original sketch of the cabin clearly shows the chimney at the back of the cabin. See below.

Architect's Sketch of the Pelham Boy Scout Cabin Published
in the August 29, 1941 Issue of The Pelham Sun (Page 6).
NOTE:  Click on Image to Enlarge.

To reach the remnants, the explorer should proceed westward on Secor Lane in Pelham Manor until passing beneath the bridge that carries the Hutchinson River Parkway over Secor Lane. Immediately west of the bridge is a small roadway with a pair of chain link gates that leads uphill to a small parking lot for cars visiting Friendship Field baseball park and the Glover Field complex down below. Next to the main portion of the gravel parking area stands the large stone chimney that once served the cabin.

The cabin stood, essentially, where a large portion of the parking lot sits today. The front of the cabin faced today's parking area while the rear of the cabin faced today's Glover Field complex and Mount Vernon. The cabin stood on a high rise. Behind the cabin is a wonderful view of the lands that form Mount Vernon and surrounding areas. Virtually all that is left of the cabin today is the chimney and what appears to be a little rubble behind that chimney.

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