Historic Pelham

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Photograph of John F. Fairchild Published in 1905

John Fletcher Fairchild lived in Pelham in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was a civil engineer with offices in Mount Vernon. He servied as engineer of the Pelham Heights Company and was principally responsible for the layout and civil engineering aspects of that lovely neighborhood. He also published two editions of a superb Atlas that contained maps of Pelham in the first decade of the 20th century.

I have written on the Historic Pelham Blog about John F. Fairchild before. See: Thursday, December 6, 2007: Biography of John F. Fairchild, Engineer of the Pelham Heights Company During the 1890s.

Below is a photograph of John F. Fairchild that appeared in the September 10, 1905 issue of the New-York Tribune. The newspaper published the photograph on the occasion of John Fairchild and Arthur W. Nugent, a resident of Yonkers, being named as new captains of the 10th Regiment.

Source: New Captains of the 10th Regiment, New-York Tribune, Sep. 10, 1905, p. 7, cols. 3-4.

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