1874 Newspaper Advertisement Touting Pelham Manor and Huguenot Heights Association Real Estate
Today's posting to the Historic Pelham Blog presents an image, and transcribes the text, of an advertisement published in a New York City newspaper in 1874 touting the benefits of purchasing lots from the new development in lower Westchester County being constructed by the Pelham Manor and Huguenot Heights Association. At the end of this posting is a listing of recent postings about the Association.
Here is an image of the advertisement, followed by a transcription of its text.
"PELHAM MANOR --AND-- HUGUENOT HEIGHTS, Midway Between Mt. Vernon and New Rochelle.
EIGHT MILES only from the Territorial CENTER OF NEW YORK CITY.
A NEW AND DELIGHTFUL SUBURB!
UNSURPASSED in NEIGHBORHOOD and HEALTHFULNESS. Noted for its Natural Beauty, Picturesque Water and Inland Views, and offering unusual advantages in accessibility from the
Business Centres of the Great Metropolis.
RAPID TRANSIT NOW SECURED BY
Two Railroads and Thirty-six Trains Daily, TO BOTH CENTRAL AND LOWER NEW YORK.
THIRTY-FIVE MINUTES FROM GRAND CENTRAL DEPOT, via New Haven Railroad.
ONE HOUR ONLY FROM WALL STREET, via Express Boats on the East River and the Harlem Reiver Branch Railroad.
ONE COMMUTATION TICKET good on BOTH ROUTES.
THE PROPERTY OF THE Pelham Manor and Huguenot Heights Association Comprises 500 acres, (nearly one mile square), extending from the main line of the New Haven Railroad to Long Island Sound, of which three divisions, viz--
'PLEASANT RIDGE,' GLEN MITCHELL,' and 'CHESTNUT GROVE,'
(in the order named, commencing on the north, aggregating about 170 acres, have been topographically plotted and the grading of the avenues thereon is rapidly going forward.
The ATTENTION of ALL invited to the many CHOICE PLOTS, varying in size from three city lots to as many or more acres, now for sale by us at LOW PRICES and on LIBERAL TERMS.
EXCURSIONS from New York office to Manor and Heights every pleasant afternoon. Apply for maps, &c., to
STEPHENS BROTHERS & CO.,
Managers, No. 187 Broadway, N.Y."
Source: Pelham Manor and Huguenot Heights [Advertisement], Evening Telegram [New York], Nov. 3, 1874, p. 3, col. 2.
What follows are examples of previous Blog postings that deal with the Pelham Manor and Huguenot Heights Association.
Mon., May 17, 2010: Jessup Family Members Tried in 1909 to Take Back Some of the Lands Conveyed to Form the Lands Developed by the Pelham Manor and Huguenot Heights Association.
Fri., May 14, 2010: 1885 Article on Alleged Failure to Develop Pelham Manor Said the Development "At Best Resembles the Collapse of a Wild Cat Land Scheme."
Wed., November 11, 2009: 1874 Evening Telegram Advertisement for Pelham Manor & Huguenot Heights Development.
Monday, March 2, 2009: 1884 Advertisement Placed by Charles J. Stephens of the Pelham Manor & Huguenot Heights Association Offering Home for Rent.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006: Mystery: A Lawsuit Filed Against the Dissolved Pelham Manor & Huguenot Heights Association in 1915.
Monday, June 12, 2006: Early Deed of Land to the Pelham Manor & Huguenot Heights Association.
Tuesday, April 18, 2006: Prospectus Issued by the Pelham Manor & Huguenot Heights Association in 1874
Thursday, December 22, 2005: Area Planned for Development by The Pelham Manor & Huguenot Heights Association in 1873
Monday, March 20, 2006: Charles J. Stephens and Henry C. Stephens of the Pelham Manor & Huguenot Heights Association
Monday, March 27, 2006: 1057 Esplanade: One of the Original Homes Built by the Pelham Manor & Huguenot Heights Association
Monday, May 8, 2006: Edmund Gybbon Spilsbury Who Served as Engineer for the Pelham Manor & Huguenot Heights Association
Wednesday, May 10, 2006: Horace Crosby, the Civil Engineer Who Laid Out the Chestnut Grove Division for the Pelham Manor & Huguenot Heights Association in the 1870s
Friday, May 26, 2006: The 27th Conference on New York State History Will Include Presentation of Paper on Pelham Manor & Huguenot Heights Association
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