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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

1855 Tax Collection Notice for Pelhamville and Prospect Hill Village

Two small hamlets were developed in Pelham at essentially the same time in the early 1850s: Prospect Hill Village and Pelhamville. New York City land speculators snapped up lots in both the tiny developments. In fact, so many New York City residents owned lots in Pelhamville and Prospect Hill Village that Pelham's tax collector, Benjamin F. Horton, occasionally published notices in New York City newspapers stating that he would be in the City to collect real estate taxes from non-resident owners of such lots. The text of one such notice appears immediately below, followed by a citation to its source.

"NOTICE. The Collector of the town of Pelham will meet at the North American Hotel Bowery corner of Bayard st to receive taxes of non resident owners of lots of Pelhamville and Prospect Hill, in said town on the 16th day of February in the City of New York.


Source: Notice, N.Y. Daily Times, Feb. 14, 1855, p. 7, col. 6.

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