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Monday, March 13, 2006

Two Photographs of Pelham's Town Hall That Once Stood On Shore Road

Before New York City annexed much of the Town of Pelham during the 1890s including City Island and much of today's Peham Bay Park, the center of the town was along today's Shore Road in Pelham Bay Park. There, in 1858, the Town built a small brick structure with a tower that it used as its Town Hall for many years. New York City razed the structure in the 1950s.

The New York Public Libary Digital Gallery includes a couple of rare photographs of Pelham's Town Hall. Below are hyperlinks to the bibliographic information about the photographs and an enlarged view of the two photographs.

Click here to see the bibliographic information.

Click here to see an enlarged view of the two photographs.

These undated photographs show the Town Hall building in the early 20th century while the structure likely was being used by the City of New York as storage space for equipment associated with the upkeep of the area. According to the bibliographic information associated with the images, the photographer was Percy Loomis Sperr (1890-1964). The photographs are included in the New York Public Library's collection entitled "Photographic Views of New York City, 1870s - 1970s".

To learn more about the structure, see Bell, Blake A., Pelham's First Town Hall on Shore Road in Pelham Manor, The Pelham Weekly, Vol. XIII, No. 35, Sept. 3, 2004, p. 8, col. 1.

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