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Friday, February 12, 2010

Documentation of the Creation of the Building Association Known as Prospect Hill Village Association on August 11, 1852

Yesterday I posted an item related to the development of Prospect Hill Village in Pelham Manor during the 1850s and a subsequent title dispute that arose over residential properties located in the area.  See Thu., February 11, 2010:  Prospect Hill Landowners Face Loss of Their Properties in 1900 Due to Allegedly Defective Deeds.

I have written before about Prospect Hill Village.  See, e.g.:

Bell, Blake A., The Founding of "Prospect Hill Village" in the Early 1850s, The Pelham Weekly, Vol. XV, Issue 25, Second Section, Jun. 23, 2006, p. 13, col. 1.

Thu., October 15, 2009:  19th and Early 20th Century Newspaper Notices Relating to the Prospect Hill Village Association.

Wed., March 30, 2005:  Prospect Hill Village -- Yet Another Early Hamlet Within the Town of Pelham.

Mon., November 21, 2005:  Prospect Hill and Pelhamville Depicted on the 1868 Beers Atlas Map of Pelham:  Part I

Today's posting to the Historic Pelham Blog provides more information about the Prospect Hill Village Association, a building association created under New York law, that facilitated development of the area.  Below is a brief excerpt from a report of the New York State Assembly prepared and published in 1856 in connection with an investigation of such building associations.  In the report, there is a reference to the date that the certificate of creation of the Prospect Hill Village Association was filed -- August 11, 1852.


I, Richard B. Connolly, clerk of the city and county of New-York, do hereby certify that the following building associations have filed certificates of their association in my office, in conformity with the statute in such cases made and provided, viz:  . . .

Prospect Hill Village Association; filed August 11, 1852. . . .

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed [L.S.] my seal, this 17th day of December, A.D., 1855.


Source:   State of New-York No. 46 In Assembly, Jan. 29, 1856 - Report of the Special Legislative Committee on Building Associations in the City of New-York in Documents of the Assembly of the State of New-York, Seventy-Ninth Sesssion - 1856, Vol. III, No. 13 to No. 100, pp. 11-14 (Albany, NY:  C. Van Benthuysen, Printer to the Legislature 1856).

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