Posts made in February, 2014

Shingle House Restoration — History in the making!

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – Daniel Burt Jr. of Warwick and Martha Bradner, from what is now Wisner, were married on January 25, 1770, and moved into the Old Shingle House on Forester Avenue. The house was begun in 1764 and was the first structure in the village. Daniel Jr’s father and his uncle, Benjamin Burt, had first seen Warwick in 1746 when they came from Ridgefield, Connecticut, and bought land from Benjamin Aske, one of the original grantees under the Wawayanda Patent.¬† In 1760 Daniel Burt Sr. after selling his original land, the present Welling Farm, and the land...

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Taxing History

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – In 1813, the average property owner in Warwick paid $3.38 per year in taxes. Larger property owner’ taxes reveal the low rate of taxation. Andrew Ackerman’s property was assessed at $3000 and he paid $4.39; James Burt’s property at $6240 paid $8.65; and Gabriel Wisner’s at $12,250 paid $18.78. A ten-acre tract of prime land cleared was valued at $150. In 1850, the amount¬†of money to be raised by town taxes was $50,043. In 1945, it had grown only to $65,850. However, 20 years afterward, in 1965, it had mushroomed to $293,809 and...

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