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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Famed Flier Charles A. Lindbergh Visited Home on Highbrook Avenue in 1934

In early March, 1934, famed trans-Atlantic flier Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh visited Major and Mrs. William Robinson of Pelham Manor at their home located at 400 Highbrook Avenue. Later the same week, The Pelham Sun published a brief item about the visit. The text of that article appears immediately below.



Noted Flyer Makes Short Call at Residence of Maj. and Mrs. William Robertson of Pelham Manor.


Among the noted visitors to the Pelhams this week was Col. Charles A. Lindbergh, who called at the residence of Major and Mrs. William Robertson of No. 400 Highbrook avenue on Monday afternoon.

Major Robertson is a vice-president of the Curtis-Wright Aircraft Corporation and a member of the Robertson Aircraft Corporation of St. Louis. He was one of the backers of Lindbergh's flight across the Atlantic in 1927, and has been a friend of the flier for many years.

Col. Lindbergh motored to Pelham to visit Mrs. Robertson's father, Mr. James Livingston, who is convalescing from a recent illness."

Source: Col. Lindbergh Visited Pelham Friends Monday, The Pelham Sun, Mar. 9, 1934, Vol. 24, No. 51, p. 1, col. 6.

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