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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Photographs of Exterior and Interior of 146 Third Avenue in Pelham During 1890s or Early 1900s

I recently received two beautiful photographs of the home located at 146 Third Avenue near the southeast corner of Third Avenue and Third Street in the Village of Pelham.  The photographs depict the exterior and the interior of the home as it looked in the 1890s or early 1900s.  The interior photograph is particularly notable because photographs of the interiors of Pelham homes at that time are extremely rare.

The photographs are reproduced below with the kind permission of the current owners of the home, Gayle and Everett Potter.  Today the exterior of the home looks much like the exterior photograph below. 

According to the owners, the house was built in 1889.  The photographs were provided to them by the previous home owners, the Sandvik/Swanson family who lived in the home from 1954 to 1990. 

The interior photograph that appears immediately below depicts the dining room mantlepiece and stove which are no longer there.  The exterior photograph includes two unidentified women and a group of four children standing in front of the home.

Interior of 146 Third Avenue, Pelham, NY, in Undated Photograph.

Exterior of 146 Third Avenue, Pelham, NY in Undated Photograph.

Hopefully I will be able to discover more about the history of the home!

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