Posts made in August, 2013

Engine Company Three was Born – 1967

Posted by on Aug 9, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – A fire truck on the south side of the railroad track had been the dream of every fire official in the Village of Warwick for many years. It was decided that if enough men would leave their original companies, and new men would join, making a total of 25, the village board would go along with a new company. The village board approved the names and by-laws, and in 1967 a new company was formed, known as Engine Company Three, with a membership of 23. In July of 1973 the wives of the members organized a ladies auxiliary, and in 1974, a historian was...

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Tax Money Raised to Pay for Enlisting — 1864

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – During the Civil War on August 8, 1864, a special meeting was held at the house of Thomas S. DeKay. It was resolved that tax money be raised to pay $500 to each and every man who should enlist for the term of three years, and for every person who should furnish substitute for the terms of three years on the draft ordered for September 5. The sum of $450 would be paid for a term of two years, and $400 for a term of one year. A committee of William H. Houston, Grinnell Burt, and William L. Irwin was appointed to oversee payments. $25 hard money would be...

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Annual Under The Tent Party on August 24th!

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 in All Event Postings, News and Press | 0 comments

Annual Under The Tent Party on August 24th!

Lewis Park, the heart of the village, the core of the historic district and one of the properties of the Warwick Historical Society will be the setting for the Society’s annual “Under the Tent” party on August 24th from 6:00-9:00PM.  Come to support the Historical Society of the Town of Warwick which cares for and preserves Lewis Park and ten other properties in the village.      The Under the Tent event is set in the center of its historic buildings: The Old School Baptist Meeting House, Baird’s Tavern, the Buckbee Center, the Shingle House, the Sly Barn, the UAME Church building, the...

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Glenmere Home Sites, Florida, NY – 1926

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – During the summer of 1926, an anniversary sale was held at Glenmere Home Sites near Florida. Choice locations for summer bungalows were advertised by the Shawnee Development Company, which was based in Goshen; boating, bathing and fishing were advertised also. Nineteen camp bungalows were already occupied by their owners, and several more were under construction. Prices for the lots at Glenmere Home Sites ranged from $100 to $600. If a purchaser of a lot built a bungalow that summer, and had it ready for occupancy by September 1, 1926, half the price...

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Incorporation of the Village of Florida (and more)

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – Clinton Mars, the Rev. Vincent J Raith, Michael Gurda, Louis Gordon, Thomas Howell, Dr. Jesse Mars, John Miller, and Charles W. Barry joined with others two years before World War II in 1939 to start the wheels rolling toward the incorporation of the Village of Florida. Hundreds of reports, fiscal and financial, had been assembled when the nation plunged into war and the entire project was interrupted.  Weeks after the hostility, supporters gained such momentum that the incorporation became a fact before the first anniversary of the Japanese...

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