Posts made in May, 2013

Polish Immigrants founded St. Stanislaus Church

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – The St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church of Pine Island was incorporated on this date in 1912 under New York State law, and its cornerstone was blessed on October 12 of the same year. The church was completed the following year and was blessed upon completion by the Eminence, the late John Cardinal Fahey, Archbishop of New York. Before the church was erected, the people of the Mission Lands rode to St. Joseph’s Church in Florida to attend mass. Before that church was built, some drove to Goshen to attend St. John’s Roman Catholic Church...

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Albert Wisner Memorial Library Presented to the Public – 1927

Posted by on May 30, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – On this day in 1927 the new library, the Albert Wisner Memorial Library, was presented to the public. The charming red brick and white colonial building located on Fountain Square was given ti the Village of Warwick by Mrs. Annie Wisner Dunlap and accepted by the mayor, John M. Deming. In 1923 Mrs. Albert Wisner of Chicago had left $100,000 in memory of her husband to build a library and to endow it perpetually. This was the third library for the village. Mrs. Dunlap, grand-niece of the Wisners, also of Chicago and a lift trustee of the library,...

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Cost of Property for New School – $1000 – May, 1900

Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – On May 11, 1900, there was a special meeting of the Warwick Board of Education regarding the purchase of property for a new school.  On May 29 the property of F. Campbell, located west of Oakland Avenue on a new street running parallel to it, was bought. This street was later named Welling Avenue. the cost of the property was $1,000. A motion was passed at the special meeting giving permission to raise taxes in the district for the new school not in excess of $25,000.

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Wines from Celebrity Vineyards to be featured at the Warwick Historical Society’s Annual Wine, Cheese and Jazz Party

Posted by on May 29, 2013 in All Event Postings | 0 comments

Wines from Celebrity Vineyards to be featured at the Warwick Historical Society’s Annual Wine, Cheese and Jazz Party

On Sunday, June 2, from 4pm – 6pm the public is invited to join the Warwick Historical Society under the flowering trees of Lewis Park to sample carefully selected wines from celebrity vineyards from around the world.  Each selection will be paired with perfectly complimentary cheeses, both domestic and imported. An example of one of the very special wines that Peck’s Wine & Spirits has chosen for the public to sample that day, is Bocelli Prosecco, a delightful bubbly bursting with peach and mineral aroma’s and hand-harvested from Andrea Bocelli’s small family owned estate in...

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Warwick Historical Society to Host “On The Streets Where You Live,” An Historic Photographic Ramble Through Warwick Villages and Hamlets

Posted by on May 29, 2013 in All Event Postings, Curator's Choice Talks | 0 comments

Warwick Historical Society to Host “On The Streets Where You Live,” An Historic Photographic Ramble Through Warwick Villages and Hamlets

The early roads of Warwick often followed Native American trails before they grew into the roads we know today. King’s Highway, a completed public highway by 1734, closely follows an old Algonquin trail connecting Danskammer (near New Windsor) with another Algonquin center near Philadelphia. Early on, it was known as the Wawayanda Path, but locally it has been called by several names over the years. On the Beers Atlas of 1875, we find that it is called Hudson Street, it then became East Main St., per the Mueller Atlas of 1903, but by 1904 it officially became Colonial Avenue as we know...

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